Born in 1935 in Buzuluk, Orenburg region.
Yu. Pavlov was admitted to the I.E. Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (Department of Art Studies) in 1953.
From 1956 to 1962 he has been studying at the I.E. Repin Institute's Department of Painting. He completed the institute's graduate studies program in 1965.
Member of Russia's Artists' Association since 1965.
Lives and works in St. Petersburg.
His works are exhibited at: the State Russian Museum, City History Museum (St. Petersburg), the State Tretyakov Gallery, Russia's Ministry of Culture (Moscow), the B.M. Kustodiev Art Gallery of Astrakhan, the State United History, Architecture and Art Reserve Museum of Suzdal and Vladimir, the Fine Arts Museum of Karelia (Petrozavodsk), the Tomsk Regional Art Museum, the State Art Gallery of Chuvashia (Cheboksary); at private art collections of Russia, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Korea, Switzerland and the U.S.
Yu. Pavlov has participated in local and international exhibitions since 1977.
Personal exhibitions: Journalist's House, Leningrad, 1985; Central Artist's House, Moscow, 1991; "Manege" Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, 2000.
Yuri Pavlov is a well-known painter, belonging to St. Petersburg's lyrico-Romantic school. The beginning of his creative career coincided with the first wave of democratization of the Russian society: N.S. Kruschev's "warming" of the 1960's. His search for expressive form and experiments with color brought him close to the Artists' Association's "left" wing. While Pavlov was not officially affiliated with any leftist movement of the time, his artistic preferences have for many years tied him to progressively thinking artists, who asserted the artistic individual's right for free self-expression, incompatible with any pre-determined norms or stereotypes. A painter of a very wide profile, Pavlov creates portraits and still lives, landscapes and genre paintings.
Yuri Pavlov's photo album