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Distinguished Artist of Russia - Title granted by the Russian President
(1951 - )

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Note: Queen City Gallery is pleased to present V. Surovtsev and his work, but the works you see here are not for sale. If you are interested in his sculptures, please contact us and we will be glad to forward your inquiry to him.


According to western art critics Vladimir Surovtsev ranks among the 50 most well known artists in Europe.
Vladimir Surovtsev is the first Russian sculptor whose works were entered and sold in auctions at Sotheby's in 1993 & 1994.

The exhibitions of the his works were inaugurated in presence of Prime Ministers of several countries, Russian government, Moscow government, high ranking authorities of the ministries of Foreign Affairs of Russia and other countries, the Patriarch of the Russian Church Aleksij II and representatives of the art organizations, foreign diplomats, and military commanders. These exhibitions are always a great event in cultural and political life of Russia and other countries.

Public Collections
Second World War Monument, Strela (Germany)
The monument was devoted to the 50th anniversary of reunion American & Russian armies in Germany on the Elbe River.

V. Surovtsev was not only the author of the bas-relief entitled "Valkyries", but a coordinator of Russian, American and German representatives for the whole project.

Two sculptures in bronze “Elbe spirit” were presented at the request of Russian and American war veterans to the Presidents of both countries President Yeltsin and President George Bush Sr.. View correspondence from President Bush to V. Surovtsev.

The sculptures were installed at:
Memorial Library of the A&M University, (Texas) – by request of President Bush.
Museum of the World War History, (Moscow) - by request of Mr. Yeltsin.

The monumental bust of the Peter the Great (1.2 m high) was installed in the Royal Military History Museum (Brussels) as a present from the Russian Government on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the Peter the Great visit to Europe.

The smaller (60cm high) bust of the Peter the Great is installed in a the headquarters of the German ship-builders in Hamburg as a present from the Russian ship-building companies during the tradefair “Ship-Building 2000”.

Monumental composition “Watering” (3 m high) was presented on behalf of the Russian Government and installed in the city of Lelistad (Netherlands). A small copy of the sculpture was presented by Russian President Putin to the Queen of the Netherlands.

Monumental Composition: - “Flowers of Russia” Noyers-Saint-Martin (France)
Monument: “Hope” Reykjavik (Iceland).
Monumental Composition: “Partisan” Per-Lasches, (France)
Monument: - “Soldier of the Fatherland, XX century.” Moscow (Russia)
Monumental Composition “Bull” Osterholz-Scharmbeck (Germany) The composition became a symbol of the town.
Monument: - “Peter the Great and Franz Lefort” (8 m high, bronze, stone) Moscow ( Russia)
Composition “Cavalcade” (2 m high, 6 m length, cast-iron) - Moscow (Russia)

Tretyakov Gallery – The Main Treasury of Fine Russian Art
Art Museum – Troize- Sergieva-Lavra
Domodedovo – Town Art Museum

Private Collections
His work can be found in many private collections around the world including Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, USA, France and Netherlands….
Private Collection of Boris Yeltsin (Russia)
Private Collection of George Bush, Senior (USA)
Private Collection of Maurice Bejart (France)
Private Collection of - Queen Beatrix of Netherlands

The President of Russia, Mr. Putin has personally thanked the sculptor during the dinner given in honor of Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands – Beatrix, on June 6th, 2001 in the Great Kremlin Palace, and wished to the sculptor further successes in favor of Russia.

The complete portfolio of Vladimir Surovtsev is available upon request.


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