Yusupovich Nurali

Russia • 1900−1965

[4(16).1.1900, the village of Ashgabat, now within the city of Ashgabat - 2.1.1965, died in a plane crash], people's artist of the Turkmen SSR (1947). Studied in Vhuteine in Moscow (1926-30) from P. V. Kuznetsov. He taught at the Turkmen art school in Ashkhabad (1932-48). Author of portraits and genre paintings (diptych - "old Turkmen way of life", Museum of art of peoples of the East, Moscow, and "Turkmen new life", both from 1927; the "Friend", 1957, Tretyakov gallery; "Bakhshi among the shepherds", 1964, Museum of fine arts of the Turkmen SSR, Ashkhabad). For the works of N., marked by spontaneity and poetic vision of the world artist, the characteristics of primitivism, the frequent use of kompozitsionnykh and coloristic features of a Turkmen carpet (dense fill pattern, the predominance of the color reddish-brown tones). N. also known as people's poet and singer. Awarded 2 orders and medals.

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