Aleksandr Shevelev was born in Sherekhovichi village, Novgorod Oblast, Russia. In 1984, he graduated from the Yaroslavl Art School. In 1992, the painter graduated from the Ilya Repin Leningrad Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Painting faculty, studio of the People’s Artist of USSR E. E. Moiseenko and the People’s Artist of USSR P. T. Fomin. 1996 — Member of the Union of Artists of Russia. 2013 — Member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia and the International Federation of Artists, painting section. 2013 — Member of the Artists Trade Union of Russia Since 1992 he has been living and working in Rybinsk. Since 1989 he has been a participant of regional, zonal, republican exhibitions and international art projects. In 2015 the painter was awarded silver medal of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia for contribution to Russian fine arts. 2016 - Winner of the My Little Motherland international competition Art-Salon.ru 2017 - Winner of the Seasons (Spring) international competition Art-Salon.ru The artist’s works are housed in the Rybinsk Museum of History and Art, the Mologa museum, in the collection of the Governor of the Yaroslavl Oblast, in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, in AO Moskovit, in the property of NPO Saturn (OAO Rybinskie Motory), in the collection of the Russian Gallery 21st Century magazine, in private collections in Moscow, Rybinsk, St. Petersburg, Yaroslavl, as well as in Germany, USA, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, England, and Macedonia.