The Art of Kamil Najafzade

If interested in purchasing artwork by Kamil Najafzade, please email info@KarabakhFoundation.org with the title of the piece in the subject heading. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Foundation.

Kamil Najafzade was an Azerbaijani artist and film production designer who created the look and feel of some 40 feature films—and defined a significant portion of Azerbaijan’s modern artistic legacy. Najafzade’s lifetime spanned Azerbaijan’s years as a Soviet Socialist Republic and its first 20 years as the modern, independent Republic of Azerbaijan.

Once he discovered his calling as a painter, Najafzade strove to capture the vibrant beauty of Azerbaijan, from the Caspian Sea to the villages to the capital city of Baku, and the character of Azerbaijani heritage. The depictions of Azerbaijani life, and of the countries in which he traveled, revealed a man in touch with humanity and with culture. Some of Najafzade’s later works afford commentaries on the turmoil of life in the broader region in the late 1980s and 1990s and on social justice. Najafzade was among the first modern-day Azerbaijanis to have exhibited his works in the United States. Several dozen exhibitions in world galleries reflected his talents.

The Karabakh Foundation presented an exhibition honoring the late Azerbaijani painter and major cultural figure Kamil Najafzade at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery, from August 28 through September 27, 2012. Azerbaijani Artist in Every Sense: Kamil Najafzade (1929-2011) featured some 50 paintings by the painter displayed in space donated by Pepco, as well as didactic materials demonstrating the artist’s love of his family and of his country.

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Footage from Azerbaijani Artist in Every Sense: Kamil Najafzade

 

Avignon City, France 1969

Avignon City, France, 1969

Caspian Cliffs 1979

Caspian Cliffs, 1979

Devestation of Khojaly Mothers

Devestation of Khojaly Mothers

Red Mountains

Red Mountains

Red Fields 1990

Red Fields, 1990

Old Bathing House Ganja, Azerbaijan 1990

Old Bathing House Ganja, Azerbaijan, 1990

Mountains of my Motherland

Mountains of my Motherland

Mountain River

Mountain River

Mirror Pond

Mirror Pond

Karabakh Horses

Karabakh Horses

Foggy Day 1991

Foggy Day, 1991

Fisherman Boats

Fisherman Boats

Sheep 1980

Sheep, 1980

Shirvan Shah Palace - Icheri Sheher, Baku 1980

Shirvan Shah Palace – Icheri Sheher, Baku, 1980

Snow Mountains

Snow Mountains

Summer Bouquet

Summer Bouquet

Summer Evening in Bilgya 1983

Summer Evening in Bilgya, 1983

Temple Fili, Moscow

Temple Fili, Moscow

The Camel

The Camel

The Karabakh Beauty

The Karabakh Beauty

White Temple

White Temple

 

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