Shishkin Georgy

Georgy Shishkin (was born in 1948) - Russian painter. Lives and works in Monaco.


- Exhibition «Russian Dreams» of Georgy Shishkin in Paris, in the Year of Russia in France under the patronage of the French Academy. May 2010.

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Short biography

Born in Ekaterinburg (then Sverdlovsk) in Russia. Son of a first violinist of the orchestra of the musical theatre. As a child he showed an early passion for drawing.


  • the Music School (violin classes), Ekaterinburg, 1954-1959.
  • the Fine Art School, Ekaterinburg, 1958-1962.
  • the National Fine Arts and Architecture School (Academy), Ekaterinburg, 1969 - 1975.
  • the Stroganoff Institute of Industrial and Fine Arts, Moscow, 1981-1982.

From 1974 he took part in professional art exhibitions, while remaining at home in Socialist Realism.

In 1974, he won the national competition for young creators in Russia.

He worked as an architect and several buildings were erected according to his plans, 1975 - 1978.

He was a professor of drawing and painting at this Academy where he started as a trainee, 1978 - 1988.

In 1992, after travelling abroad, in Germany and Holland, (from 1989), Georgy Shishkin, in a quest for his roots, began painting his “Russian Dreams” cycle of paintings.

His arrival in France (1993) and in Monaco (1995) led to a meeting with “White Russians” and a new impetus for his cycle.

Lord Alistair McAlpine, after his visit to the Shishkin exhibition in Paris, wrote an article about him titled “Painter who captured the enigma of Russia” in “The European Magazine”, noting the great mastery of the painter and high quality of his works.

In 1999, Shishkin won the Taylor Foundation Prize.

At Christie’s, during an auction in the Principality, one of his paintings reached fourth place among works of famous artists like Arman, Botero, Folon or Matta («Le Figaro», 20.03.1999).

Living in Monaco since 1998, the artist has participated in many humanitarian and charitable activities.

Georgy Shishkin’s works are found in museums and private collections in many countries, notably in the Prince Palace in Monaco, in the collection of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, in the collections of Luciano Pavarotti, Lord Alistair McAlpine, brothers Lords David and Frederick Barklay. The artist has made two series of paintings for the Royal Palace of H.M. Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi. Invited to design Monaco’s postage stamps, Shishkin won the competition for drawing the likeness of H.R.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.


Personal exhibitions:

  • 1981 - Artists“ Center, Ekaterinburg;
  • 1982 - Art Museum, Irbit;
  • 1983 - Central Exhibition Room, Tiumen;
  • 1984 - Ural State Conservatoire, Ekaterinburg;
  • 1987 - Central Arts Center, Moscow; - Central Literature Center, Moscow; - Physicists“ town, Dubna; - Astronauts“ town «Zvezdny»; - Central Architects“ Center, Moscow;
  • 1989 - Exhibition room of the Ministry of the Construction of Oil and Gas Products, Moscow;
  • 1991 - «Burg Vossloch» Gallery, Hamburg, Germany; - Hall of the Soviet Supreme, Moscow;
  • 1993 - Bolchoi Theater, Moscow; - Exhibition at the XIXe World Philosophy Congress, Moscow; - Exhibition at the IIe World Congress of Compatriots, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow;
  • 1994 - «ADS» Gallery , Paris;
  • 1995 - Trianon Palace, Versailles;
  • 1997 - «Grande Maison», Physicists“ town, Bures-sur Yvettes, France;
  • 1999 - Palais des Festivals, Cannes; - Atrium of Casino, Monte-Carlo, Monaco;
  • 2000 - Gallery des Ponchettes, Nice; - Château-Museum, Auvers-sur-Oise;
  • 2005 - "Art 3" Gallery, Paris; - Grand Theater, Luxembourg; - Museum-Citadelle, Villefranche-sur-Mer;
  • 2008 - Exhibition, Center Universitaire Méditerranéen, Promenade des Anglais, Nice;
  • 2009 - Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris; - Exhibition "A tribute to Nijinsky and the Ballets Russes", Monaco, Monegasque National IAA Committee with UNESCO – Visual Arts, 10, Quai Antoine I, 27th September (Heritage Days) - 26th October 2009;
  • 2010 - Exhibition "Russian Dreams" of Georgy Shishkin in Paris, in the Year of Russia in France under the patronage of the French Academy;

Exhibitions de groupe:

  • 1974 - Traditional Spring Exhibition, Artists“ Center, Ekaterinburg; - Exhibition of the Works of the Students of the Russian Federation, Novosibirsk; - National Exhibition of Young Artists, VDNKh, Moscow;
  • 1980 - Regional Art Exhibition, State Gallery, Ekaterinburg;
  • 1982 - National Exhibition, Central Exhibition Room «Carousel», Moscow; - «La Nouvelle Collection», Museum of Art, Ekaterinburg;
  • 1987 - Exhibition Russian-American at the International Congress «Cooperation in Space in the name of Peace on Earth», International Trade Center Hammer, Moscow;
  • 1989 - Autumn Art Exhibition, Gallery 28, Malaya Grouzinskaia, Moscow; - Art Exhibition International «Kunst und Kosmos», «Kö-Gallery», Dusseldorf;
  • 1991 - «Russian Portrait», Artists“ Center, Kouznietsky Bridge, Moscow; - «Art russe» (avec Kandinsky), «Burg Vossloch» Gallery, Hamburg; - Exhibition of the International Federation of UNESCO Artists, Central Exhibition Room «Carousel», Moscow;
  • 1995 - «Les Artistes du Monde», Espace Montparnasse, Paris;
  • 1998 - «XXIIe Prix International d’Art Contemporain de Monte-Carlo»; Monaco;
  • 1999 - Christie’s (Monaco), Exhibition of 12 Artists: Arman, Botero, Chichkine, Folon, Matta…; - «Créateurs d’Aujourd’hui», organisé par «Arts Inter» (invité comme président d’honneur), Palais des Congres, Saint-Quay-Portrieux; - «Les Maîtres du Portrait contemporain», Museum of Art, Menton;
  • 2000 - Gallery of Fondation Taylor, Paris;
  • 2001 - «Ambassadeurs of Art European», Lincoln Center, New York;
  • 2002 - EUROPASTEL (invité d’honneur), Cuneo, Italy;
  • 2003 - Maison de Radio-France, Paris;
  • 2004 - Château-Museum Grimaldi, Cagnes-sur-Mer;
  • 2005 - Ie Exhibition Internationale of Pastel in Moscow, Central Arts Center;
  • 2006 - Art en Capital, Grand Palais, Paris;
  • 2007 - Ier Salon International of Pastel, Paris;

Art projects

  • Cycle of pictures » Dreams Russians »;
  • Series of artists“ portraits;
  • Pictures, dedicated to the Theatre: » Homage to Chaliapin », 1993; triptych » Homage to Ballets Russians of Diaghilev », 1997; » Homage to Nijinsky », 2000-2001; » Serge Lifar in Ikare », 2005;

Stamps of Monaco:

Publications about the artist


Exhibition "Astound me! Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes", The Principality of Monaco, The Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, 8 July 2009.

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