Igor Nikolayevich Shurshakov, an icon painter and a restorer, lives and works in the city of Lyubertsy, Moscow region. He started icon painting in early 80's and worked as icon painter in the workshops of Moscow Patriarchy (Sofrino), studied in the workshops of Moscow Restoration in a division “Restoration of Old Russian Painting”. From 1992 he is a member of INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ARTISTS and CREATIVE UNION OF RUSSIAN ARTISTS. From 2002 heis a member of ASSOCIATION OF RUSSIAN ARTISTS IN PARIS (ASSOCIATION DES PEINTRES DE RUSSIE A PARIS) and INTERNATIONAL ARTS FUND. From 2006 he is a member of THE UNION OF MOSCOW DESIGNERS. He was a participant of more than 50 exhibitions in Russia and other countries. He has numerous publications in Russian and foreign press and catalogs. The main line of his work is the icon painting and icon restoration. He works on the reconstruction of the internal decoration of churches, reconstruction of iconostases and church icons. He pays a high attention on church archeology, works on the reconstruction of rare and almost forgotten iconography. Painting is performed strictly according to the Old Russian canons of Orthodox Church. For icon painting he uses mineral paints based on the egg emulsion. In 2006 he was working on the ornaments for the album, issued for 150 anniversary of the State Tretyakov Gallery “Old Russian Painting from the Collection of Tretiyakov gallery”. The main works are placed in the collections of St. Daniel Monastery, the iconostasis and icons are the church of St. Praskeva in North Butovo (Moscow), in the church of the Birth of Mother of God in Sayansk, in other the churches and monasteries of Moscow and in the dioceses of St. Petersburg, Kursk, Kamchatka. Some works are in the private collections in Russia, Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany and Luxemburg.