Tsereteli Zurab Konstantinovich (born 1934) - President of the Russian Academy of arts, UNESCO goodwill Ambassador, muralist, painter, sculptor, teacher, Professor. Director of the Moscow Museum of modern art, Director of the Tsereteli art Gallery. Academician of the USSR Academy of ARTS (1988), Hero of Socialist Labor (1990), people's artist of the USSR (1980), winner of the Lenin prize (1976), two state prizes of the USSR (1970, 1982) and the state prize of Russia (1996). Full Chevalier of the order of merit for the Fatherland. Winner of many domestic and foreign awards and titles.

   The author of more than 5 000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, monumental and decorative art (murals, mosaics, panels), and others. As a muralist has designed a number of major institutions, such as the Lenin memorial in Ulyanovsk, a hotel complex in Izmailovo, a resort town in Adler, Park "Riviera" in Sochi, the Palace of trade unions in Tbilisi, the new stage of the Bolshoi theater in Moscow, and others. Has Created many monuments, among them "Friendship forever" in Moscow, "Good triumphs over Evil" in front of the UN building in new York. "The birth of a New Man" in Seville, "Breaking the wall of distrust" in London and others.

  Foreign awards and titles:

Full member of the European Academy of arts and Sciences (2009), Foreign corresponding member of The French Academy of fine arts (2002),  Corresponding member of the Royal Academy of fine arts of San Fernando in Madrid (Spain, 1998), Honorary Professor of the BROCKPORT University of fine arts (USA, 1979),   Foreign member of the National Academy of arts of Ukraine (2011), Member Of The International Academy (2016), Picasso prize winner (1994), Medal "vermeille" ( the highest award of the city of Paris for her contribution to culture and the arts, 1998), Chevalier of The honorary cross "Combatant volunteer" of the Association of veterans of the French Resistance (2000),  Order Of Gabriela Mistral (Chile, 2002), Officer of the Order of arts and literature (France, 2005),  Chevalier Of the Legion of Honor of France (2010), Gold medal of Honor of the national society of arts (2010), The international award Giuseppe Sciacca (Italy, 2011), Prize "for life in art-2012" (Roman Academy of fine arts, 2011), Cross of the order Of civil merit (Spain, 2012), Honorary badge "Golden age" (Ministry of culture of the Republic of Bulgaria, 2012,  Imperial Order Of St. Anne. (Russian Imperial House, 2013),  UNESCO medal "Five continents" (2014),  Advisor on international cooperation of the national Museum of fine arts of China (2015, Honorary civil order-Silver star "70 years of the great Victory" (2015), The award of the European scientific and industrial chamber "For his great contribution to the art" (2015), "Honorary cross of culture and art "For contribution to the world fine arts and humanization of mankind "albert Schweitzer Society" (2015, Order Of Carl Faberge (2016), Honorary award of the Republic of Bulgaria-a Memorial sign "1150 anniversary of the baptism of Bulgarians." (2016). 

Awards and titles of constituent entities of the Russian Federation:
Honorary sign Of the Governor of Tver region "For the benefit of the land of Tver" (2016) 
Honored artist of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic (2016) 
Badge "For merits in the development of culture and art" IPA CIS (2016)
Medal "In memory of the 110th anniversary of Musa Jalil" (2016)
Honorary worker of education of the Russian Federation (2017)


N. Gogol. 2002. Rome, Italy

Monument " 300 years of the Russian fleet. Peter I". 1997

Monument to the founders

of the European Union. 2012

 M. Rostropovich. The gallery of arts Z. Tsereteli

Paris September 17. 2007

Seller of firewood.

The Zurab Tsereteli Gallery

I caught her

My angel - Comforted me. 2008