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Fuad Abdurahmanov


Fuad Abdurahmanov (1915-1971)

He is Azerbaijan\'s first national sculptor. He studied in Azerbaijan State Art College (1929-1932) and Leningrad painting, sculpture, and Architecture Institute named after I.Repin (1935-1939). In 1942-1948 he taught in Azerbaijan State Art School named after A. Azimzadeh.
He is an author of portraits of Abdurrahimbey Hagverdiyev, Mirza Fatali Akhundov, A. Zeynalli, U.Hajibeyov, as well as the sculpture of Shooter (1934), The young lover (1939) and Fuzuli’s monument,  bas-reliefs  of Javanshir, Babak, and Koroglu.
He was awarded the USSR State Prize in 1947.  Free Woman sculpture (1960, bronze, granite, architect M. Huseynov) in Baku, sculpture of Samed Vurgun (1961), poet Rudaki’s sculture in Dushanbe (1964, The Gold Medal of the USSR Academy of Arts), sculpture of Ibn Sina (bronze and granite, was opened in 1975; architect H. Mukhtarov) in Bukhara, etc. brought a fame to Fuad Abdurahmanov.
Fuad Abdurahmanov is also known as a master of portraits. He is an author of portraits of Sattar Bahlulzadeh (1947), Hazi Aslanov (gravestone monuments, 1949), Basti Bagirova (1951), Cuban Jesus (1962) and other.
He was People\'s artist of Azerbaijan (1956), honored art worker of Azerbaijan (1943), corresponding member of USSR Academy of Arts (1949), State Prize winner (1947, 1951). He was twice awarded with the Order Honor. There is a memorial museum in Baku.

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