Oleksandr Vaselivich Kakalo was born on 27th of January, 1942 in Derzhavinka village, Chernigiv oblast. In 1971 he graduated from Kiev State Art institute. Basanets. Puzirkov, K. Trohimenko were among his teachers. Since 1977 is a member of National Union of Painters and since 1985 the head of Oblast Union of Painters. In 2001 was conferred the rank of Honored Painter of Ukraine.