Gennady Pasko

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Gennady Pasko
1940-Present

Gennady Pasko was born in 1940 in Suhumi. He began his studies at the Batumy Art School. He completed his studies in Moscow in 1959. He went on to study at the Moscow Textile Institute under such Professors as V.V. Pochitalov, F.V. Antonov, O.V. Chistyakov, and A.M. Dubinchik. He graduated from the Textile Institute in 1965. He began to actively exhibit in 1965. In 1970 he became a member of the Moscow Painters' Union.

Exhibitions partial list

Awards:(partial list)

•Awarded a diploma by the Russia Artists' Union
•Diploma of Honor from Russian Academy of Art, 2001
•Medal for Creative Works about Moscow, given at the city's 850th Anniversary, 1997
•Medal for Retrospective Exhibition from Academy of Art, 2001
•Russian Presidential Award for Creative Accomplishment, 1997

Collections:(partial list)


Dracon Museum, Taiwan

Museum of the Great Fatherland War, Moscow

Russia Artists' Union
Goritsky Monastery; Evening on Pleshcheyevo Lake, 1996, Oil on Canvas, 104 x 114 cm


Artist Thoughts:

"For an artist, creating realism is being naked. You can see if one can draw or not, if one has talent or not. Abstract Expressionism, on the other hand, is easy to hide behind."

"Within the scope of Russian art are such great masters as Ivanov, Surikov, and Vrubel, henceforth, I feel there is a lot of responsibility in upholding traditions amongst contemporary artists. In my opinion, Realistic art assists one in deciphering individuality - squares are always squares."