Giennadij Jerszow (Gennadij Jerszow, Ukrainian: ) is a Polish and Ukrainian sculptor, jewelry designer and art teacher, Master of Arts. He is a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine (NUAU), a member of the National Association of Polish Artists and Designers (ZPAP). The sculptor is known for the production of monumental works, easel compositions and portraits, represented in different countries.
Jerszow was born on 12 July 1967 in Chernihiv, in Northern Ukraine in a mixed Polish-Ukrainian family. As a repatriate he acquired Polish citizenship and his family moved in 2001 to Poland, where he currently resides in the city of Gda?sk.
Being brought up in a multinational family, he mastered the Russian, Ukrainian and Polish languages, absorbed love for the history and culture of different nationalities.
During his school years 1974-1982, he was engaged in gymnastics and judo. He graduated from a music school in the class of bass guitar. He began to show interest in photography.
Following the family tradition, he planned to become a doctor. In 1986 he graduated from basic Medical College, received a medical education (bachelor degree) in the specialty of paramedic, he worked for two years in medical institutions. During his training, he became interested in wood carving and jewelry, took part in regional exhibitions. At the all-Union competition-exhibition of the folk art of the USSR held in Livadia in 1985 he was awarded with the "Small Medal of the Laureate".
While working in medicine, he expanded the boundaries of knowledge of human psychology; as a result, he decided to change the direction and devote himself to art. He took up drawing and sculpture, moved to Kiev in 1986 to attend the studio of fine arts of George Khusid, where he took up portraits and prepared for entrance exams at the art university.
- In 1988 - 1991 he studied at (LNAA) Lviv Academy of Arts at the department of monumental sculpture in the group of Professor Emanuel Mysko. At the same time, he began to study privately and work in the workshop of Anatoly Galyan, where he gained practical experience in creating monumental works at all stages of realization.
- 1991 - 1995 he trained at the Ukrainian Academy of Arts, faculty of sculpture, worked in a workshop of professor Valery Shvetsov and academician Vasyl Borodai. In 1995, he defended his diploma on historical and religious topics relating to Ancient Russia - "Monument to Holy Prince Mikhail and Boyar Fedor".
- 1996 - 1999 assistant and seniority at (NAVAA) National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture, his supervisor was an Academician Vasyl Borodai. He began cooperation with a historian Vladimir Kovalenko and an academician Petro Tolochko, at the same time published articles in scientific journals. He created a program to perpetuate historical figures and events of the 17-18 centuries (based on historical materials of the Northern Part of the Left Bank of Ukraine). He created a series of projects dedicated to national heroes. The image of Ivan Mazepa was later embodied in bronze and was the first monument in Ukraine dedicated to the hetman - philanthropist.
- 1999 - 2000 Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts. National University "Chernihiv Collegium" named after T. G. Shevchenko. Chernihiv, Ukraine.
- 2003 - 2004 Teacher of sculpture and metal plastics. Composition of connected plastic schools. Gdynia - Orlovo, Poland.
The sculptor works in a realistic style. The elaborate details are combined with lively textured sculpting and graceful lines, which makes the composition easy and dynamic.
The artist carefully selects themes for his works. Throughout his creative career, he has been creating portraits and figurines of artists and scientists, religious figures and politicians, creating images of famous people from the world of ballet, music and fashion. Thanks to direct contact with contemporaries, he conveys the unique spirit and energy of his heroes. The gallery of a modern portrait is presented by President of Poland Lech Walesa, Pope John Paul II, Patriarch of Ukraine Filaret, Protestant pastor Roman Jan Pawlas, Georgian Director Guram Petriashvili, English singer-songwriter and composer Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep), Polish scholar Andrzej Ceynowa, artists: Evhen Karas, Vlad Dimyon, Yuri Olishkevych (USA), female images "Olga", "Barbara", "Anastasia", as well as the artist's children "Wanda" and "Ostap".
The sculptor's works are distinguished by sensuality and emotionality, in each piece of work he conveys the individuality, mood and inner world of a person.
As a material he uses bronze, ceramics, silver.
He owns workshops in Gda?sk (Poland) and Chernihiv (Ukraine). He is the founder of the private gallery "FART", which has been engaged in the production and sale of sculptural works since 1995.
- Portrait (in the collection are portraits of artists and scientists, religious figures and politicians, historical heroes and contemporaries)
- Sacred art (statues, reliefs, jewelry in silver)
- Historical genre (the artist created a number of monumental works dedicated to historical events and characters)
- Figurative art
- 1994 - Borisoglebsky Cathedral Chernihiv.
- 1996 - DK, Slavutich.
- 1997 - Central House of Artists, Kiev.
- 1998 - "A Look into the History". Museum of History and Fine Arts, (Muzeul de Istorie ?i Art? al Municipiului Bucure?ti) Bucharest.
- 1998 - Ukrainian House, Kiev.
- 1998 - The National Bank of Ukraine, Kiev.
- 1998 - National Palace of Ukraine, Kiev.
- 2004 - Gallery of the Art College, Gdynia.
- 2004 - Historical Museum of Gda?sk (Old Town Hall), Gda?sk.
- 2005 - Baltic Sea Culture Center, Gda?sk.
- 2005 - Diocesan Museum, Pelplin.
- 2014 - Borisoglebsky Cathedral, Chernihiv.
- 2017 - Gallery of the Union of Artists, Gda?sk.
- 1996 - memorial to the victims of the Chernobyl disaster (bronze, granite). Chernihiv, Ukraine;
- 1997 - Monument to the Council of Liubech- to the 900th anniversary of the First Congress of Princes of Kievan Rus (bronze, granite). Liubech, Ukraine;
- 1998 - Monument to Taras Shevchenko (Bucharest) (marble, granite), Herastrau Park, Bucharest, Romania;
- 2002 - "The Archangel Raphael and Tobias", figurative bas-relief, hospice. Gda?sk, Poland;
- 2002 - "The Apostle Jude Thaddaeus" figure, hospice. Gda?sk, Poland;
- 2003 - memorial plaque - portrait of Pallottine priest Eugeniusz Dutkiewicz (bronze), hospice. Gda?sk, Poland;
- 2004 - a plaque - a portrait of Julian Rummel, one of the founders of Gdynia - on the facade of the headquarters of the Polish Navy (bronze). Gdynia, Poland;
- 2005 - Figurines "Orpheus", for laureates of the General Polish dance competition named after Woytek Lowski named after Woytek Lowski;
- 2005 - Grand Prix WOYTEK depicting a famous dancer in the role of "Hamlet" Poland;
- 2005 - a plaque - a portrait of Janina Jarzynowna-Sobczak, founder of the ballet school in Gda?sk (bronze). Gda?sk, Poland;
- 2006 - monument to Taras Shevchenko (bronze, granite), on the territory of ChSPU named after T. G. Shevchenko. Chernihiv, Ukraine;
- 2005-2006 - "The way of the Cross" - 15 relief images (bronze) - Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Gda?sk, Poland;
- 2008 - monument to Peter Prokopovich, (bronze, granite). Palchyky, Chernihiv region;
- 2007-2008 -- "Stations of the Cross" -- 14 reliefs (bronze) -- Church of St. Anthony. Torun, Poland;
- 2007 "Stanislaw Moniuszko" portrait - bust of the composer (bronze). The Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gda?sk, Poland;
- 2008 "Frederic Chopin" portrait - bust of the composer (bronze). Polish Baltic F.Chopin Philharmonic in Gda?sk, Poland;
- 2009 - Monument to Krzysztof Celestyn Mrongovius (bronze, granite). The University of Gda?sk. Gda?sk, Poland;
- 2009 - Monument to Hetman Mazepa (Chernihiv)(bronze, marble). Chernihiv, Ukraine;
- 2009 - Memorial sign "to Victims of Holodomor 1932-1933" (bronze, granite). Warsaw, Poland;
- 2009 - Monument to major Hieronim Dekutowski, alias Zapora" (bronze, granite). Tarnobrzeg, Poland;
- 2009 - the fountain "Roses", Central Square. Tarnobrzeg, Poland;
- 2010 - memorial on the site of the papal altar, in honour of the Holy mass with the participation of John Paul II at Zaspa in Gda?sk on 12 June 1987. Gda?sk, Poland;
- 2010 - "Stations of the Cross" - 14 reliefs (bronze,wood). Parish of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Gda?sk;
- 2011 - figures - "Vaslav Nijinsky and Bronislava Nijinska" (bronze).The Great Theatre - National Opera. Warsaw, Poland;
- 2012 - monument to the Chaplain of "Solidarity" Henryk Jankowski. Gda?sk, Poland;
- 2014 - monument to Pope John Paul II. "Radio MARIA". Torun, Poland;
- 2014 - memorial plaque - portrait of the composer Feliks Nowowiejski, music school patron (bronze). Gda?sk, Poland;
- 2014 - figure "Ken Hensley" (Uriah Heep) English singer - songwriter and composer (bronze, marble). Alicante, Spain;
- 2014 - figure "Arthur Schopenhauer" monument path implementation;
- 2014 - "Stations of the Cross" - 14 reliefs (bronze). Askold's Grave. Kiev, Ukraine;
- 2015 - the Monument to Vladimir the Great (Gda?sk) . Gda?sk, Poland;
- 2016 - the Monument to the victims of Martial law in Poland. Gda?sk, Poland;
- 2017 - The Sarcophagus of Bishops of Pelpin. Bronze relief shutters depict angels and heraldry. Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. Pelplin, Poland;
- 2018 -2020 - series of portrait statues dedicated to the prominent people of art.
- Opening of the monuments took place with the participation of
- Presidents of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma and Viktor Yushchenko, President of Poland Lech Kaczynski,
- Ministers of culture of Poland Waldemar D?browski and Romania Ion Karatu,
- Marshal of the Polish Senate Bogdan Borusewicz,
- Archbishops Tadeusz Goc?owski, S?awoj Leszek G?ód?, bishop Andrzej Suski, Ryszard Kasyna, W?odzimierz Juszczak,
- Presidents of cities Wojciech Szczurek, Pawe? Adamowicz, Jan Dziubinski, mayor of Bucharest Viorel Lis.
- Among the customers were state and public institutions
- City Council of Chernihiv; City Council of Gda?sk; City Council of Tarnobrzeg.
- Embassy of Ukraine in Bucharest and in Warsaw.
- Headquarters of the Navy of Poland - Gdynia.
- Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary - Gda?sk;
- Basilica of St. Brigida - Gda?sk;
- "Radio Maria" Torun.
- Archdiocese of Gda?sk, Diocese of Pelplin, Diocese of Torun.
- University of Gda?sk;
- Chernihiv National University. after T.G. Shevchenko;
- Historical reserve "Ancient Val" - Chernihiv;
- Historical reserve "Ancient Liubech".
- Polish Baltic Philharmonic named after Frederic Chopin;
- Stanislav Monyushko Academy of Music in Gda?sk;
- Ballet School - Gda?sk;
- The Great Theatre - National Opera in Warsaw.
- Also private companies and corporations.
- Works are located in museums and private collections ..
Awards and honors
- Church awards: Medal "PRO OPERE POLITISSIMA ARTE PERFECTO" by Primate of Poland Cardinal Jozef Glemp
- Public Awards: Badge of Honor "Golden Jewel of the Mazepa Family"
He is the father of three children: Philip born in 1989, Wanda born in 1995, Eustathius (Ostap) born in 1998.
Stations of the Cross XII. Torun, Poland, 2007
Monument to Petro Prokopovych in Baturyn
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