The first national sculptor of Azerbaijan

Fuad Abdurakhmanov

The first national sculptor of Azerbaijan. He studied in Azerbaijan State Art College (1929 – 1932) and the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. And Repin (1935 – 1939). In 1942-1948-ies taught in Azerbaijan State Art College. A. Azimzade.

He is the author of portraits Abdurrahimbek Hakverdieva, Mirza Fatali Akhundov, Uzeyir Hajibeyov and Asaf Zeynalli and Sculpture “Sagittarius” (1934), “Young ashug” (1939) and Fizuli and bas-reliefs Javanshir, Babek and Koroglu.

In 1947 he was awarded the USSR State Prize. Monument “women’s liberation”, established in Baku (1960, bronze, granite, architect M. Huseynov), the monuments of Samed Vurgun (1961), the poet Rudeki in Dushanbe (1964, Gold Medal of the USSR Academy of Fine Arts), “Ibn Sina” in Bukhara ( bronze, granite, opened in 1975, the architect H. Mukhtarov) and others. monumental works brought Fuad Abdurakhmanov deserved fame. Fuad Abdurahmanov is also known as a master of the portrait, he is the author of portraits of Sattar Bahlulzade (1947), Hazi Aslanov (tombstone 1949), Basti Bagirova (1951), Cuban Jesus (1962) and others.
Fuad Abdurakhmanov awarded the title People’s Artist of Azerbaijan (1956), Honored Artist of Azerbaijan (1943), Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Arts (1949), winner of the State Prize of Azerbaijan (1947, 1951). He was twice awarded the “Badge of Honor”. In Baku the Museum Fuad Abdurakhmanov.