Dobrovolsky Vitaliy was born on March 23, 1945 in the village of Dmitrovka, Melitopol district of Zaporizhzhya region.
Since 1948 he lived in Melitopol, studied at school and attended the art studio of the House of Pioneers. At the age of 16 he entered the Kharkov Art College. He graduated from the Kharkov Art Institute (1961-66) and the Kharkov Art and Industrial Institute (1966-71), where he studied by I. Chubich, B. Kosarev. He has been a member of the Kharkov regional union of Artists` Uninon of Ukraine since 1986. Member of republican, Ukrainian, international exhibitions since 1981.
Lives and works in Kharkov.