Sculptor and artist Alexander Shebunin was born in 1948 in the village Goreluhovo of Rilsky district of Kursk region.He studied at the Moscow Higher School of Industrial Art (1972-1977) at the M. Aleshchenko, A. Solovyov, G. Korzhev.Participated in exhibitions since 1975. Member of the Union of Artists of Russia since 1980, Honored Artist of Russia in 1999.
His works are exhibited at the international, national, inter-regional, regional, urban art exhibitions. Solo exhibitions of sculpture and graphics were held in Moscow, Cherepovets, Veliky Ustyug.
Constantly lives and works in Cherepovets since 1983. His works are in the Vologda Regional Art Gallery, Cherepovets museum association. Monumental sculptures installed in Vologda, Cherepovets, Great Ustyug, areas of the Vologda region.
The artist works in the field of easel and monumental sculpture, is engaged in the art of medal (medals, plaquettes, badges). Working with different materials, including wood; gypsum; marble; cast iron, bronze and aluminum. Engaged in engineering graphics drawing, gouache, watercolor (portrait, landscape, cartoon).
The most famous early works are stele «25 years CherMZ» (1980), the monument sailor S. Preminin (1989), the bust of the first heads of Cherepovets Ivan Milutin (1996), a monument to the poet Nikolay Rubtsov in Vologda (1998), a series of plaques «Armed insurrection in Petrograd – October 1917» (1977), a series of plaquettes «Monuments and history Cherepovets» (1990).
In September 2009, in the Vologda region got 4 albums on the work of Alexander Shebunin. Each album is a separate line in the work of the famous sculptor – «Caricatures and drawings», «Watercolor and gouache», «Plaquettes and a medals», «Sculpture». Albums are designed and produced by the author.
In 2013, the House of Artists in Cherepovets sculptor said the 65-year anniversary. He opened the next solo exhibition, showing new works. The exhibition was presented 14 new landscapes and portraits.
In the same anniversary year in the Exhibition Hall of the Cherepovets museum association opened the exhibition, which presented Alexander Shebunin easel sculpture, landscapes of 2011 and 2012, photo from the set of monuments and a large collection of medals and plaquettes. In small works embodied the history of Russia XX century, the history of the formation of the Cherepovets Steel Mill, portraits of famous writers, poets, military leaders, prominent people of the earth Vologda. Many plaquettes and medals are in museums around the country and abroad.
The exhibition includes portraits of writer Alexander Yashin (2013), writer Vasily Belov (2009), the poet Nikolai Rubtsov (1993), well-known researcher of Russian architecture, a professor of Slavic Studies Tulane University in New Orleans William Brumfield (2011) and others.
Alexander Shebunin not limited to a single sculpture, he always goes to the open-air in Veliky Ustyug, Kirillov, Belozersk, Kadui.In 2014 Alexander Shebunin presented the exhibition «On the native land» in the Exhibition Hall of the Cherepovets museum association. It includes 170 works created from 1975 t