BIOGRAPHY
FRANÇAIS
РУССКИЙ
Complete Biography from 1979 to today

Gregory Pototsky was born in 1954 in Kurgan region. In 1977 he graduated from the State Institute of arts in Odessa (faculty of a sculpture), in 1986 he graduated from the Kishinev State University (historical faculty).

Mister Pototsky is a member of the International Academy of Informatisation, member-correspondent of the Pedagogical academy, member of the international union of artists at UNESCO, member of the Union of artists of the USSR. Since 1985, the sculptor and artist participated in more than 100 personal Russian and foreign exhibitions.

The sculptor has created a gallery of bronze portraits of outstanding contemporary figures:M. Schell, S Boldwin, I.Smoktunovsky, A.Mihajlov, N.Andrejchenko, L.Durov, V.Steklov, J.Kuklatchev, writers: Maurice Druon, Tonino Guerra, Milorad Pavich, H.C. Andersen, A.Solzhenitsin, A.Kim, B.Pilnjak, A.Platonov, V.Kurbatov, the Patriarchs of Russia Kiril and of Georgia Ilya II, the spiritual leader of all Mongols Bogdogegen IX, academicians V.Alferov, V.Skvirsky, J.Kurazhkovsky, the traveller F.Konjuhov, the count P.P.Sheremetev, Designer Pierre Cardin, Film Directors Emir Kusturitsa, Sindo Kaneto

Gregory Pototsky has more than 80 monuments already erected around the world: Russia (28), USA (8), Philippines (6), France (5), Turkey (4), Japan (3), Macedonia (3), Canada (2), Mexico (2), Austria (2) China (2), Greece (2), Latvia (2), Spain, Swiss, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Sri-Lanka, Malaysia, South Korea, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Republic of Serbia, Slovakia, Estonia, Ukraine, Ecuador and Jamaica.

Films that were made about the artist are: " Art changing life" by N.Bronzova (2010), “The wizard from Stariy Arbat” by I.Savushkina (2000), “The peace maker Mission” by A.Polyakov (2002). He is also shown on television programs, and articles are published regularly about him.

MUSEUMS THAT EXHIBIT THE WORKS OF GREGORY POTOTSKY

  • State art museum of Odessa, Ukraine;
  • The state art museum of Kishinev, Moldovia;
  • The state art museum of Simferopol, Russia;
  • Art fund of the Union of artists, Moscow, Russia;
  • In private collections of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Germany, France, USA, Sweden, Italy, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Turkey, Brazil, Holland and the USA.

HIS MONUMENTS, WORKS & EXHIBITIONS WORLDWIDE

2013

Inauguration of the monument to Kindness "Dandelion", Sevastopol (Ukraine)
Inauguartion of a memorial plaque in honor of the 220th anniversary of Orthodoxy in America, Washington, DC (USA)
Inauguration of memorial plaque to Natalia Nikolaevna Pushkina, Kaluga region. (Russia)
Inauguration of the monument to General I.Gurko, Sofia (Bulgaria)
Inauguration of the monument to writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Quito (Ecuador)
Inauguration of the monument to the Mexican song, Cancun (Mexico)
Inauguration of the monument to the Unknown Jewish saviour, Philadelphia (USA)
the opening of a memorial plaque Igor Sikorsky, Chester (United States)
Inauguration of the monument to Dostoevsky at the University of Manila, Manila (Philippines)
Presentation of the monument to Swami Vivekananda in Indian Embassy, Moscow (Russia)

2012

Inauguration of the "Dandelion" monument in Cancun (Mexico)
Inauguration of memorial plaque to Natalia Nikolaevna Pushkina, Kaluga region. (Russia)
Inauguration of the monument to Yuri Gagarin, Strumica (Macedonia)
Inauguration of the monument to Leo Tolstoy, Washington (USA)
Inauguration of the monument to Anton Chekhov, Nice (France)
Inauguration of the monument to Confucius at MGIMO, Moscow (Russia)
Inauguration of the monument to Pyotr Stolypin, San Francisco (USA)
Inauguration of the bronze bust to Field Marshal M.I. Kutuzov, Rishnovets (Slovakia)
Inauguration of the famous Filipino healer Maria Jo Bilasano bronze bust in Ethno Mir (Russia) 
Inauguration of the monument to Yuri Knorozov in Cancun (Mexico)
Inauguration of the Bob Marley monument in Kingstown (Jamaica)
Inauguration of the "Dandelion" monument in Nyirmeggyes (Hungary) 

2011

Presentation of the memorial plaque to President Elpidio Quirino in Manila (Philippines)
Inauguration of the monument to Commodore Uriah Levy in U.S.A.
Inauguration of the monument to the blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta in Moscow
Inauguration of the memorial plaque to the singer Valentina Tolkunova in Moscow
Inauguration of the monument to the poet José Rizal in the Philippines
Inauguration of the to Alexander Pushkin at the Alexandria Library (Egypt)
Inauguration of the "Dandelion" in Rhodos (Greece)
Inauguration of the "Dandelion" in Quito (Ecuador)
Inauguration of the "Dandelion" in Cebu (Philippines)
Inauguration of the monument to Philippe Halsman in Riga (Latvia)
Inauguration of the monument to Alexander Pushkin on Rhodes
Inauguration of the monument to famous writer Hans Christian Andersen in Moscow (Russia)
Inauguration of the monument to famous Japanese Director Kaneto Shindo in Moscow (Russia)

  • Presentation of Kindness Academy's book
  • Exhibition and donation of G.Pototsky's paintings to the Museum of new Greece art Nestoridion in Rhodos
  • Creation of G.Pototsky's work Art gallery MCM ART DESIGNS GALLERY in Manila

2010

Inauguration of the "Dandelion" in Nikolayev (Ukraine)
Inauguration of the "Dandelion" in Ratch (Austria) 
Inauguration of the monument to “Saint Nicholas” in Washington, U.S.A.
Inauguration of the plaque to the "Bourov" family in Chester, U.S.A.
Inauguration of the monument to the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy in Mandau, Philippines
I nauguration of the monument to Saint John of Shanghai in Washington, U.S.A.
Inauguration of the "Monument to the Book" in MGUKI university, in Khimki, Russia
Inauguration of the "Dandelion" in Geneva, Switzerland
Inauguration of the monument to Russian writer Anton Chekhov in Colombo, Sri-Lanka
Public premiere of Natalya Bronzova’s documentary film about G.Pototsky "Art changing Life" at the "Khudozhestvenniy” cinema" in Moscow
Inauguration of the "Dandelion" in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh
Inauguration of the monument to Russian writer Ivan Turgenev and singer Pauline Viardot, in Bougival
Inauguration of the monument to Russian writer A. Puschkin in Manila, Philippines
Presentation of the monument to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy in Philippines embassy in Moscow
Inauguration of the "Dandelion" in Moscow, Russia
Presentation of the monument to Russian writer A. Puschkin at the Ghana embassy in Moscow

  • Exhibition of works by G.Pototsky and L.Stroynova in the International Convention centre in Mandau. After the event, the collection of paintings was given to the Art museum of Mandau.
  • Exhibition “Portrait’s double life” in Tretiakov gallery in Moscow
  • Personal exhibition of paintings and sculptures in Miami (U.S.A)
  • Personal exhibition in Russian cultural centre in Washington (U.S.A)

2009

Inauguration of the "Dandelion" in Grossgmain, Austria
Inauguration of the monument to korian writer Kim Sowol in Yeongwol, South Koria
Inauguration of the monument to A.S. Puschkin in Istanbul, Turkey
Inauguration of the "Dandelion" in Guangzhou, China
Inauguration of the monument to Serbian writer Milorad Pavić in Moscow, Russia
Inauguration of the "Gratitude to America - America is victory of peace" in Miami USA
Inauguration of the "Dandelion" in Val d'Isère, France
Presentation of his 55th anniversary catalogue

  • Exhibiton in ART EXPO New-York 2009
  • Personal exhibition in Geneva, Swiss

2008

Inauguration of the Andre Sakharov monument in Nijni Novgorod
Inauguration of the Golunsky monument in Colombelles (France)
Inauguration of the A.Pouchkin monument in Ningbo (China)
Inauguration of the A.Pouchkin monument in Banya-Luka (Serbian Republic)
Inauguration of the Dandelion monuments in Yurmala (Latvia), Rath (Autria) and Nikolaev (Ukraine)

  • Exhibition at ART EXPO New York & Las-Vegas 2008

2007

Inauguration of the Saint-Nicholas monument in Moscow
Inauguration of the Islam is peace monument in Malaysia
Presentation of the Bob Marley monument in Jamaica
Inauguration of the Dandelion monument in Tallinn, Estonia

  • Exhibition at  “ Manege – Modern & Traditions”  Moscow
  • Personal exhibition at the embassy of Moldavia, Moscow
  • Art salon in the Central House of Artist, Moscow
  • Personal exhibition at  “Small manege” Moscow
  • Personal exhibition in honour of Malaysia’s 50 years of Independence, Malaysia
  • Personal exhibition in Malaysia at the gallery Dai Ichi
  • Personal exhibition in Montreal, Canada at the EXPO ART MONTREAL


2006

Chief and member of the jury at the International photoforum in Riga, Latvia
Presentation of the cultural project: a monument Gratitude to America. America-Victory in Chicago, the USA Donation of a monument to Alexander Pushkin to the city of Minsk, Belarus

  • « Salon art du nu », Paris, France
  • Personal exhibition at UPDK, Moscow
  • Personal exhibition at cultural center  “ROSLIN” in Moscow
  • Personal exhibition of painting to Cincinnati, USA
  • Personal exhibition of painting in Libertyville, USA
  • Personal exhibition of photos of Gregory Pototsky`s monuments in Chicago, USA

2005

Inauguration of the Gregory Pototsky gallery in Riga, Latvia
Celebration of a city holiday Day of kindness in Moscow, Russia
Inauguration of a monument to The fallen defenders of the Native land in Moscow
Strumitce, Macedonia, Inauguration of a monument to Macedonia
Skopje, Macedonia, Inauguration of a monument Requiem to victims of a genocide
Gregory Pototsky donated to the MGIMO, a monument to the Nobel laureate and Arabian writer, Naguib Mahfuz and also a monument to A..M.Gorchakov.
Inauguration of a monument for Anton.P.Chekhov in a Nice, France (Acropolis museum)

  • Personal exhibition at the embassy of Moldavia, Moscow
  • Personal exhibition at “Stella’s Gallery” Paris, France
  • Personal exhibition at the embassy of Rumania, Moscow
  • Personal exhibition inthe museum Acropolis, Nice, France
  • Personal exhibition in Strumica, Macedonia; participation in the art symposium

2004

Inauguration of a monument for Uly Harryton, Moscow
Inauguration of the LOVE monument, Moscow
Inauguration of the Japanese Saint-Nicholas in Tokyo, Japana
Inauguration of the monument to Turgeniev & Viardo in Moscow
Inauguration of the monument to Lafkadio Hern in Tokyo, Japan
Master Class given to the students of the Sundai Gaicun Art school in Tokyo, Japan
Inauguration of the monument to Anton Tchekov in Tokyo, Japan
Inauguration of the monument to poet Polejayev in Mordovia, Russia
Inauguration of the monument to the poets Alexander Pushkin & Emile Nelligan in Quebec City, Canada
Organiser of the Day of kindness event in Moscow
Gregory Pototsky was granted and audience with his Hollyness the Dalai-Lama and was allowed to create his portrait, Dharamsala, India

  • Personal exhibition in Russian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan
  • Personal exhibition in Geneva,Switzerland
  • Personal exhibition in Riga, Latvia

2003

On May 30th, on behalf of the government of Canada, for the 300 years anniversary of Saint-Petersburg he inaugurated the bust of the French Canadian poet Emile Nelligan (height, 2,8 meters, in bronze & granit). At the opening were present, the Prime minister of Canada, the Honorable Jean Chrétien, and the governor of Saint Petersburg, V.Jakovlev, as well as representatives of the ministry of culture.

The monument Mother of God (height, 3.2 meters, in bronze & granit) was inaugurated in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was created for the 125 years of the liberation of the Bulgarian people from the Osmanian dictature. The opening became a symbol of Russian-Bulgarian “rapprochement”. On the opening ceremony were present, the mayor of Moscow J.M.Luzhkov and the mayor of Sofia V.Sofijanski, as well as representatives of there patriarchy.

  • Personal exhibition in Russian parliament “DUMA”, Moscow
  • Personal exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Personal exhibition in Riga, Latvia

2002

June 24th., the governor of Saint-Petersburg V.Jakovlev on behalf of Saint-Petersburg handed over to the mayor of Quebec City (Canada), Jean-Paul Lallier, the bronze busts of the great poets Alexandre Pushkin and Emile Nelligan.

  • Personal exhibition in General Consulate of Russia in Montreal, Canada
  • Personal exhibition in the gallery Atrium, Geneva, Switzerland,
  • Personal exhibition in the World trading organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Art salon in the Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
  • Personal exhibition in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Personal exhibition in Los Angeles, USA.

2001

In Turkey, he inaugurated the Monument to Peace (height, 6 meters, in marble & wood), as a prediction monument. The composition of the monument precisely reflects the twin-towers in New York. This monument became the main object for the film, which was made in the same year.

In Demre, (Turkey) he inaugurated the monument The Source (height, 4 meters, in marble)

  • Art salon in the Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
  • Master class in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Personal exhibition and Art Symposium in Demre, Turkey.

2000

Celebrating the birth of Christ, he inaugurated in Turkey the monument to Saint-Nicholas (height, 6 meters, in bronze & marble), one of the brightest representatives of Christianity. The monument was established on the central square of Demre. Were present at this solemn ceremony, the heads of the Turkish government, representatives from 50 countries around the world, spiritual leaders of all religious faiths, and representatives of the Moscow Patriarchy.

On behalf of the government of Slovenia and the Friends of Preshern Association president, Just Rugel, as a gift to Moscow, he inaugurated the bust to Sigizmund Gerbershtein (height, 1.8 meters, in bronze & granit). It is the first and unique monument to this great European; a diplomat, statesman and writer, who opened Russia to Europe in the XVIth. century. (see author notes about Moskovia)

  • Art salon in the Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia

1999

  • Art salon in the Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia


1998

  • Art salon in the Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia


1996

In May, 15 in Kolomna, celebrating the 300 years of the Russian naval fleet city, he inaugurated the monument to apostle
Andrey Pervozvannov, the patron saint of the Russian fleet. (height, 2.5 meters, in bronze & granit). Were present, admirals and rear admirals of fleet. It was the first monument to this apostle in Russia.

1995

  • Personal exhibition in the city of Kolomna

1994

When the last Russian soldier left Germany, he inaugurated in Hemmer the monument to A.S Pushkin (height, 2.8 meters, in bronze & granit), a mark of rapproachement of cultures and the integrity of the world. At the opening ceremony were present the Hemmer burgmaster, Klaus Burda and the mayor Shchelkovo, N.P. Pashin.

  • Personal exhibition in the House of artists on Kuznetsky most, Moscow, Russia
  • Personal exhibition in Izerlon, Germany – 1994
  • Personal exhibition. in Hammer, Germany – 1994

1993

  • Personal exhibition in the House of artists on Kuznetsky most, Moscow, Russia
  • Personal exhibition in Foreign -policy associations, Moscow, Russia
  • Personal exhibition in the Central hall of Exhibition, Moscow, Russia
  • Personal exhibition in the Oval hall of the Ministry of culture of the USSR
  • Personal exhibition in gallery “Persona” in Moscow, Russia – 1993

1992

  • Personal exhibition in the Central house of workers of arts Moscow, Russia

OTHER YEARS

  • Personal “The sculpture-91”, Moscow, Russia - 1991
  • Personal exhibition of graphic arts in newspaper “Literaturnaja gazeta”, Moscow, Russia – 1991
  • Personal exhibition “The graphic art-91, Moscow, Russia – 1991
  • Autumn exhibition (Kishinev) Moscow, Russia – 1991
  • Spring exhibition (Kishinev) Moscow, Russia – 1991
  • Romanian exhibition for young artists. Romania - 1991
  • Personal exhibition in editorial office of the magazine “Yunost”, Moscow, Russia – 1990
  • Personal exhibition in Kolomna, Russia – 1990
  • Personal exhibition in the gallery “Ramenki”, Moscow, Russia – 1990
  • Personal exhibition, Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia - 1989
  • USSR art exhibition “ On the guard of winning of the socialism”, Moscow, Russia - 1988
  • USSR art exhibition “The artists for the people” Moscow, Russia - 1988
  • Personal exhibition Moscow, Russia - 1988
  • USSR exhibition of young artists Moscow, Russia - 1988
  • USSR art academic exhibition of young artists. Leningrad, USSR
  • USSR exhibition of projects of the Memorial “The victims of the Stalin’s repressions” Moscow, USSR - 1988
  • International exhibition of the Soviet artists, Pnom-Penn, Cambodia (then Kampuchea) – 1988
  • 10th. Republican art autumn exhibition, Kishinev, USSR – 1988
  • Republican art exhibition “All authority to Sovet” Kishinev, USSR – 1988
  • USSR exhibition of the young artists “The youth of the country”, Moscow, USSR - 1987
  • USSR art exhibition “ We always are on the alert” Moscow, USSR – 1987
  • Republican art exhibition “The sculpture on air”, Kishinev, USSR – 1987
  • An USSR symposium of sculpture, Urmala, USSR - 1987
  • Personal exhibition, Kishinev, USSR – 1987
  • Republican art exhibition devoted to the 70 years-anniversary of October, Kishinev, USSR – 1987
  • Republican art exhibition devoted to Ten’s congress the Union of artist MSSR, Kishinev, USSR – 1987
  • USSR art exhibition “We build the communism” Moscow, USSR – 1986
  • USSR art exhibition “The Earth and people” Moscow, USSR – 1985
  • 8th. Republican art exhibition Kishinev, USSR – 1985
  • Republican art exhibition devoted to the 60th. anniversary of Komsomol of Moldova, Kishinev, USSR – 1984
  • 8th. USSR art academic exhibition of young artists. Leningrad, USSR – 1983
  • 3rd. Republican exhibition of figure, engravings, water colors Kishinev, USSR – 1982
  • Republican art exhibition “The Earth and people”, Kishinev, USSR – 1981
  • The personal exhibition, Kishinev, USSR – 1981
  • Republican art exhibition “The youth of the country” Kishinev, USSR – 1980
  • 3rd. Republican autumn art exhibition Kishinev, USSR – 1980
  • 2nd. Republican exhibition of figure, posters and a water colors, Kishinev, USSR – 1979



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