Boris Olshansky was born in Tambov. After graduating from Penza Art College. K. Savitsky continued his studies at the Faculty of graphics (portrait studio of B. Dehtereva) Moscow Art Institute. Surikov. In Moscow, illustrated books, worked in the schedule. Boris returned to his hometown, has collaborated with the newspaper "Literary Tambov." Since 1983, the artist - the constant participant of regional, zonal, national and international exhibitions. In 1989, B. Olshansky was admitted to the Union of Artists of Russia.
With the beginning of perestroika book illustration had to leave. Boris Olshansky started painting. The theme of his paintings began to Vedic times on the territory of Russia, the legend of the Slavs. Bright, powerful historical paintings Olshansky always in the spotlight at any exhibition. "The history of our region interested me since childhood, - says Boris. - You can say it lies in the genes. I have on this subject collected a wealth of material ».