Fuad Abdurahmanov

Abdurakhmanov Fuad ( Fuad Azeri oglu Həsən Əbdürəhmanov; born May 11, 1915 in Nucha (now Sheki ), † June 15, 1971 in Baku ) was an Azerbaijani sculptor and painter. He is considered the first " folk sculptor " of Azerbaijan during the Soviet era. He is also known at the same time as a portrait painter. He was one of the most widely acclaimed artists of the Soviet Union.


Fuad Abdurakhmanov (now Sheki ) in the government of the Russian Empire Jelisawetpol born on May 11, 1915 in a middle class family in the city Azerbaijani officials Nucha ( in present-day Azerbaijan). In 1929 he moved with his family to Jewlach and later in the same year to Baku where he started as a child with his studies.

After his studies at the National School of Painting A. Azimzade of Azerbaijan (1929-1932) in Baku, the Azerbaijan 's leading art school, he studied art at the State Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture I. Repin (1929-1932) in Leningrad, the leading art school in Russia and the former USSR.

From 1942 to 1948 he taught at the National School of Painting A. Azimzade of Azerbaijan.

The first major recognition - awarded the Stalin Prize in 1947 - he was with the creation of the monument to Nizami in Kirovabad in 1946 Furthermore, he shaped monuments and busts of historical and contemporary famous Azerbaijanis, including of some heroes of the Soviet Union and at least two large. statues of Lenin in the Soviet Union and a number of monuments and monumental reliefs in the Azerbaijan SSR and other Soviet republics, both in other socialist countries.

Although his works corresponded to the Socialist Realism, he maintained his independent artistic style in his works.

In Baku, a museum on the life and work of Fuad Abdurakhmanov dedicated.

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