Mikhail Shaposnikov was born in Kharkov (Ukraine) the 25th of September 1909. In 1929 he started his studies at the Kharkov Institute of Art, from which he graduated in 1933. Later he became the director of this Institute. Shaposhnikov was a member of the Union of Artists since 1938 and participated in many exhibitions in Russia and abroad, and he had a personal exhibitions in Kharkov in 1996 and in Kiev in 1997. He specialised in still-lifes and historic paintings, often depicting the Second World War.
– private collection, Russia
– private collection, Switzerland, 2007
– with Douwes Fine Art, London, 2008
– private collection, The Netherlands
– A Dictionary of twentieth century Russian and Soviet Painters, Mathew Cullerne Bown, London, 1998.
Note: his paintings A Flock of Geese (1951) and Children playing around a Park Fountain (1958) were reproduced in the 1998 Douwes Fine Art Russian Paintings catalogue; Still life with Roses in Green and White Vases (1975) in the 1999 catalogue; Still Life with Lemons, Autumn leaves, two glasses and a Carafe (1978) in the 2004 catalogue.