Ivan was born in Rozvadiv village, Lviv oblast, in 1934. He had no special artistic education. He is known as the master of glass painting. He started doing it in 1980. He is the Honored Master of Folk Art of Ukraine (1999) and Vyznannia All-Ukrainian Prize winner. Inner warmth and sincerity, decorative and multilayer nature is intrinsic to his works. A great part of his works is devoted to the historical event of his native land, song folklore, legends, holidays and rituals.
He had 11 personal exhibitions in different cities of Ukraine since 1983.