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alexander sheversky
Alexander Sheversky grew up in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, helping his father draw on walls. Literally. His father was an artist who created many murals in their home and accepted commissions from Soviet officials, which lined their hallway with canvases. From the time he was 12-years-old until he was 16-years-old, Sheversky helped his father complete these paintings.

He studied at the I.E Repin Academy of Art. After graduation he worked in the field of Monumental Arts. In 1986, Alexander began exhibiting his paintings in Chisinau and critical acceptance and recognition followed. Russian officials selected him to exhibit in the competitive environment in Moscow. His success led him to manage a studio for artists who accepted government commissions. He continued to exhibit in Moscow every year until he moved to Israel in 1991 where he lived for seven years. In 1998, he moved to Toronto and in 2004 to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he feels the most at home.

Sheversky's artistic style reflects his admiration for Rembrandt and Vermeer. His masterful chiaroscuro effects produce realism in his paintings that can be compared to past European masters. He carefully creates still lifes with a geometrical sense of order and then paints light in a three dimensional form to produce dramatic effects in his works. The light and shadow effects seen in his re-creation of draped material or closely nestled wine bottles showcase his painting skill and the influence of modern day classicism.

Sheversky acknowledges that lighting attracts his eye: "When the sun is up in the morning in my window and the sunlight falls on my objects in my studio, with it comes happiness, the life has come. Every morning I wait for this moment...." - Alexander Sheversky

"A View From Above" by alexander sheversky "A View From Above"

Oil on Canvas
60x30




"Ballerina In Lace Tutu" by alexander sheversky "Ballerina In Lace Tutu"

Oil on Canvas
30x60




"Champagnes On Red" by alexander sheversky "Champagnes On Red"

Oil on Canvas
30x60




"Cherries In Silver Bowl" by alexander sheversky "Cherries In Silver Bowl"

Oil on Canvas
36x48




"Danse Soleil" by alexander sheversky "Danse Soleil"

Oil on Canvas
40x72




"Final Preparations" by alexander sheversky "Final Preparations"

Oil on Canvas
50x39




"Getting it Just So" by alexander sheversky "Getting it Just So"

Oil on Canvas
36x60




"Mandarins and Chinese Vase" by alexander sheversky "Mandarins and Chinese Vase"

Oil on Canvas
24x60




"Petite Dancers" by alexander sheversky "Petite Dancers"

Charcoal
37.5x46.5




"Plums" by alexander sheversky "Plums"

Oil on Canvas
24x60




"Seated Nude" by alexander sheversky "Seated Nude"

Charcoal
33x38.5




"Sleeping Beauty" by alexander sheversky "Sleeping Beauty"

Charcoal
30.25x46.5




"Spring Day" by alexander sheversky "Spring Day"

Oil on Canvas
36x60




"Standing Duo" by alexander sheversky "Standing Duo"

Charcoal
46x40




"Still Life With Pears" by alexander sheversky "Still Life With Pears"

Oil on Canvas
30x60




"White on White" by alexander sheversky "White on White"

Oil on Canvas
48x40