Soviet Crimean painter. Honored Artist of Crimea. Alexander Petrovich Shadrin was born on April 19, 1942 in the village of Karaidel in Bashkortostan, Russia. After graduation from high school he studied in Krasnoyarsk at the Art School named after I. V. Surikov, where he received his first serious skills in drawing and painting. Service in the fleet in 1961 – 1965 led the future artist to the Crimea, to the city of Sevastopol, with which the artist linked his future destiny. In 1970 he graduated from the Art and Graphic Department of the Oryol branch of the Moscow Art Institute, where his teacher was the People’s Artist of Russia, Professor A.I. Kurnakov.
From 1965 to 1975, under the leadership of the famous artist V.I. Grandi-Gaditsky, Shadrin worked on the restoration of the panorama “Defense of Sevastopol in 1854 – 1855”. Since 1992 – a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Shadrin A.P. – participant of regional, national and international exhibitions. In 1992 and 2002 in the Sevastopol Art Museum. M.P. Kroshitsky held personal exhibitions of the artist. Works are kept in seven art museums in Ukraine, as well as in private collections in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, USA, England, France, Italy and other countries. In 2003 Shadrin Alexander Petrovich was awarded the title “Honored Artist of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea”.
Photo: “Alexander Shadrin” Album of the exhibition dedicated to the artist’s 65th birthday, Kyiv, 2007