In Memory of an Outstanding Sculptor

“Investment portal of Uzbekistan”

Citizens of 76 countries will be able to get an electronic visa to Uzbekistan (List)

Uzbekistan announces visa waiver for citizens of 45 countries (List)

Important Visa Information for Indian Citizens Travelling to Uzbekistan

July 9, 2017

In Memory of an Outstanding Sculptor

In Samarkand, memorial plaque was installed to Eynulla Aliyev in the house where the famous artist lived and worked.

Eynulla Aliyev was born in 1937 in Azerbaijan. In 1960-1966s he studied at the Tashkent State Theater and Art Institute in the sculptural department. After completing his studies, he came to Samarkand, where he stayed forever. Here his great talent as a monumental artist has been revealed in its entirety.

Together with Vasiliy Degtyarev and Nodar Bandzeladze, he created in the ancient city a number of sculptural compositions that were widely known, for which he was awarded the State Prize of Uzbekistan. He also decorated the “Mirzo Ulugbek” Tashkent metro station in 1977 and “Chkalov” (now “Dustlik”) in 1984.

Such sculptures of Aliyev as “Motherhood” and a monument to the educator S.R. Ali-zadeh in Samarkand can be named among best works. He took an active part in the decorative design of a number of state and scientific institutions in Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Nukus.

The monument to Alisher Navoi in the National Park in Tashkent can rightly be considered the peak of Eynulla Aliyev’s creativity.

The artist devoted much effort to the development of fine arts in our country. Since 1968, he was a member of the Union of Artists of Uzbekistan, and from 1969 to 1986 he was chairman of its Samarkand branch. Over the years, under the leadership of Aliyev, more than 200 exhibitions of artists and sculptors have been organized, art galleries in the Pasdargom and Payarik districts have been created. Throughout his creative career, Eynulla Aliyev participated in many art exhibitions that took place in Samarkand, Tashkent, Baku, Moscow, Helsinki, Houston, Denver, San Francisco and other cities around the world. His works are kept in museums and galleries, as well as in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

In connection with the 80th anniversary of Eynulla Aliyev’s birth, the Azerbaijani Cultural Center together with the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan established a memorial plaque with a bas-relief of the artist in Samarkand.