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