Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct. 23 / Trend D.Azizov /
An exhibition of works by the late Azerbaijani sculptor, Eynulla Aliyev, who lived in Samarkand, was opened in the Azerbaijani cultural center named after Heydar Aliyev.
The exhibition is organized by the Azerbaijani Embassy in Uzbekistan with the assistance of the Academy of Arts and National Arts Centre of the "Forum of Culture and Arts of Uzbekistan" Foundation. The event exhibits the works presented by the Uzbek Academy of Arts, as well as the sculptor's daughter Yagut Aliyeva, who continues his father's way.
The Uzbek officials, representatives of scientific and artistic elite of the republic, activists of the Azerbaijani diaspora and the media outlets attended the exhibition of works by Aliyev, whose life and activities are evidence of the unity of cultures the Azerbaijani and Uzbek peoples.
Eynulla Aliyev was born in 1937 in the Bilga village of Baku. He graduated from art school named after A.Azimzade in 1957.
Aliyev received higher art education in 1960-1966 at the Sculpture Faculty of the Tashkent Theatrical Art Institute named after A.N. Ostrovsky (now the Tashkent State Institute of Arts named fater M.Uygur).
Aliyev has created a number of unique sculptures made of stone, copper, bronze and wood. His works were exhibited in the U.S., Finland, and a number of cities in the Soviet Union at more than twenty national exhibitions. His "Asel" sculpture is exhibited in the State Tretyakov Gallery.
He participated in the decoration of the two stations of the Tashkent subway, a number of governmental, public and academic institutions, and hotels in Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Nukus.
Aliyev also took an active part in the work on the monument to the great Uzbek poet Alisher Navoi in Tashkent.
In 1968, Aliyev become a member of the Uzbek Artists' Union and he headed the Samarkand Branch of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1969-1986. In 1977, Aliyev was awarded the Hamza State Prize of Uzbekistan. Aliyev died in 2001.
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