Firsov Yuri


Yuri E. Firsov was born in Russia in 1960. He is a member of the Sculptor's Society of Canada and Artist's Association of Russia, currently with studios in Canada as well as Russia.
Yuri E. Firsov's professional career started in Russia. In 1988 he received a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at the prestigious St. Petersburg V.I. Mukhina Arts Academy after graduating from the V.A. Serov Collage of Art (St. Petersburg, 1978) and Art School (Vladimir, 1974).
During that time he took active part in national and international exhibitions and won a competition for the best memorial for children perished in war (St. Petersburg, 1978, First Prize winner), competition for the construction of a monument to Alexander Nevsky (St. Petersburg, 1987, First Prize winner). Competition for the best design project of the under ground vestibule of the "Chekalovskaya" subway station, in honor of the pilot V. Chekalov 1.5 life size (St. Petersburg, 1987, First Prize winner).
Since arriving in Canada in 1991, he has won recognition for his works exhibited in Toronto, New York, Washington and Paris. Sculptures such as "Rudolf Nureyev in Le Corsair" and "Rudolf Nureyev" (Competition for the best sculpture in memory of Rudolf Nureyev, Toronto, 1995, First Prize winner) were highly acclaimed and acquired in Canada, the United States, Europe and Russia as well as by "The Rudolf Nureyev Foundation" in Chicago and Switzerland and "Circle Amis Rudolf Nureyev' in Paris.
"I am amazed by your talent! My very best wishes", said Vladimir Malakhov, the best dancer in the world of 1997, when he received a gold copy of the "Rudolf Nureyev in Le Corsair" sculpture.
Yuri's works are currently displayed in museums and private collections throughout Russia, Europe and North America.





Firsov Y.


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