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Jalal Garyaghdy

  


Jalal Garyaghdy (1914-2001)

He studied at the Art College in Azerbaijan and Art Academy of Tbilisi. He created the bas-relief of great Russian poet Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin in Tbilisi (1937). Among his works there are bas-relief of Shota Rustaveli, and the statue of young Joseph Stalin.
The first monumental sculpture was Collective farmer figure erected at the bank of the Samur-Devechi canal in 1939. In addition, he created statues of poet Vagif and well known politicians of the Soviet period Caparidzde and Fioletov. Among his works bas-relief “Farhad breaking the Bisutun rock, projects of Nizami Ganjavi monument. Jalal Garyaghdy became the winner of competition announced the Ministry of Culture for statue of Lenin in 1950, and namely the 11-meter statue was erected in front of Government House.
Jalal Garyaghdy created monuments of Bulbul and Rashid Behbudov, honored art worker Jahangir Jahangirov, Khurshudbanu Natavan, folk poet Mirza Alakbar Sabir and composer Niyazi.
He taught at the School of Arts named after A. Azimzade for many years. In 1954 he was awarded the title of Honored Art Worker of Azerbaijan SSR. In 1960 he was awarded the national artist of Azerbaijan SSR.



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