In 1996, the United Nations commissioned Yuri Gorbachev to create a new
painting for the UN stamp "Endangered Species."
Gorbachev presented this painting, "GREEN PARROT ON RED FLOWER" to UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali at a preview exhibition in New York in 1996.

Gorbachev incorporates – Russian, American, and Asian, influences into his art, and became the unique artist he is today. Gorbachev’s magnificent work is represented in the permanent collections of the Louvre, the Kremlin Museum, The Tsarskoye Selo,The United Nations and The White House as well as more than twenty museums worldwide. He has been recognized internationally since 1972, with numerous one-man shows throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. His work is also included in the private collections of Marcello Mastrioanni, The Baroness Dunn of Hong Kong, Michel Roux, Milkhail Barishnikov, Eduard Sheverdnaze, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev, among others. In August of 1995, Gorbachev was elected to become one of the elite honorary members of the world renown Masaryk's Academy of Arts in Prague.

In June 2009, the first Russian Art Fair in London displayed a stunning array of the finest Russian art from the last millennium, including classical icons from the tenth century through the nineteenth century; art from the Hermitage Collection; works by Faberge;classical painters like Goncharova, Malevich and Chagall among many others.Yuri Gorbachev aptly named “the angel from Russia” was the brightest and bestof the living artists represented at the London Art Fair. Although Gorbachev’s arthas been acknowledged worldwide and he has received numerous prizes and awards,he continues to work with inexhaustible energy with Russia always at the centerof his inspiration. 2010 heralded a landmark exhibition of Gorbachev’spaintings. The St. Petersburg State Museum of Urban Art & Sculpture held a major and extensive exhibit of Yuri Gorbachev's works. Attendance broke allrecords for this museum, and the show was a critically acclaimed success.

In an article in The New York Times, journalist Carey Goldberg said “There isno better interview subject than a man who just wants to make people happy. Aman so brimming with energy that he repeats and re-repeats words of emphasis, aman with a mission so simple and sweet that it works for Americans and Russiansand Indonesians alike. And there is no better art, to my taste, than art thatradiates the same kind of joie de vivre so that it acts as a tonic on all thosewho see it, uplifting not only with its beauty but with an exuberance as potentas the blooming of northern plants in summer.”

This is a brief synopsis of Yuri's many accomplishments. We hope you enjoy his work!