Pavel Onufrievich Shevchenko - current corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts, professor of the sculpture department of the St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after I. Repin.
Pavel Shevchenko was born in 1954 in Ust-Silayka. In 1979 he graduated from the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. I.E. Repin of the Russian Academy of Arts. Under the guidance of Michael Anikushin, he completed the thesis “Decembrists” (1979, gypsum, BAT PAX). The artist takes part in international exhibitions since 1979. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR since 1982.
Since 1983, he has been developing a new sculptural technology, including an alloy of bronze, stainless steel and glass. In this technique, in 1983, the work was done: "Nature", "Fallen Angel", "Last Dream" and "Venus. The first red star that appears at sunset, when the trees go to bed "(1996, bronze, glass). The model of the monument to the Kronstadt rebellion (1992, bronze, glass) can also be attributed to this.
On March 1, 2008, a memorial composition dedicated to Alexander II (bronze, granite) was installed in the modern sculpture park at St. Petersburg State University. In 2008, for the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the artist created the compositions “Time Does Not Wait” and “The Russians Were”. On November 30, 2018, a monument to Michael Dudin was unveiled in St. Petersburg.