Born August 14, 1947 in the town of Yenakiyevo of Donetsk region.
He studied at the House of pioneers in Studio fine arts from F. I. Grinenko.
C 1964 to 1968 he studied at the Kharkov art College teachers M. I. Sablin and P. I. Chernenko.
From 1968 to 1976 he studied at the Kharkov art-industrial Institute of the teachers of the E. I. Bykov, E. F. Garzacocha, O. Khmelnytsky.
Member of the National Union of artists of Ukraine since 1999.
Member of the Kharkiv organization of National Union of artists of Ukraine.
Was awarded with diplomas of the international plein air "Hotmyzhsk-2000", "Chernenko-2003", "Chuguyiv-2004".
The winner of the municipal prize of Kharkov 2003.
Participant of numerous all-Union, Republican, regional exhibitions.
The work of Michael Alatortsev are in private collections in Ukraine, Russia, USA, Israel, Germany, Morocco, Latvia and other countries.