Pavel   Nikiforov

I was born in 1941. Began drawing from early childhood. Finished the Art Studio, then Gorky Art College, Graduated from Moscow Supreme Art and Industry High School (former Stroganov’s), faculty of monumental and decorative painting.
Member of the International Federation of Artists (IFA).
My first exhibition was held in 1953; five years later my paintings were exhibited for the first time at a professional art exhibition (in the halls of the Academy of Arts in Moscow). Since then my paintings have been on show many times in this country and abroad. I participated in a number of non-official so-called “apartment” exhibitions in Moscow and other towns. In 1978 I exhibited paintings at the first legal exhibition of vanguard art in Moscow (Malaya Gruzinskaya); since then I have participated in exhibitions in France, Germany, Sweden, and Argentina.
My paintings are in the collections of the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, “New Gallery”, “Art Modern” Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art MARS in Moscow, in the National Dance Institute in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Connecticut, USA. More than 300 paintings are in private collections in the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Yugoslavia, France, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina.
Participant at Christie’s and Sotheby’s auctions.