Ruzi Choriev

Choriev’s
life and work

Ruzi
Choriev was born in 1931 in Poshhurd, a mountain village in Surkhandarya
Province. His orphaned parents were raised in orphanages. Ruzi Choriev studied
at the Benkov Art School in 1959 with G.Akbalian, V.Petrov and other master
craftsmen. 1965 Graduated from the Art Academy of the USSR, Repin in Leningrad,
the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. From 1966 to 1973 he was
a teacher at Tashkent State Pedagogical Institute named after Nizami. In 1967
he was awarded the Youth Committee of Uzbekistan. In 1969, a personal
exhibition was shown in Tashkent. The solo exhibition was opened in Termez in
1971. In 1975 he was awarded the title “Honored Art Worker of
Uzbekistan”. He participated in all exhibitions held in Uzbekistan and
abroad in 1963-2004. In 1982 a personal exhibition was shown in Tashkent and
regions of Uzbekistan. He was awarded the Hamza State Prize in 1983 for the
series of works “Surkhandarya land and his people”. In 1987 he was
awarded the title of People’s Artist of Uzbekistan. In 1990 he was the artistic
director of the Republican Youth Creativity Center. In 1998 he was awarded the
“El-yurt hurmati” order. In autumn 2000, an artist’s exhibition took
place in Istanbul, Turkey. At the time of the exhibition there were a number of
works of the artist, such as “Gulf”, “The Secret of the
Sea”, “The Shore”. He died on February 18, 2004. In 2007, at the
National Arts Center in Tashkent, at the initiative of the Forum of Culture and
Arts of Uzbekistan Foundation, the People’s Artist of Uzbekistan Ruzi Choriev’s
exhibition was held.

Created by:

1. Evening
in the Amudarya. 1958. Carton oil. 27.5 x 38. Property of the author.

2. Autumn.
Fergana valley. 1966. Paper, cardboard, watercolor. 60 x 90. Property of the
author.

3.
Destruction of the Emirate. 1967. Fabric, oil. 280×300. State Museum of Arts of
the USSR.

Bride.
1967. Fabric, oil. 120 X 200. The State Art Museum of the Uzbek SSR.

5. Ground
cover. 1968. Paper, cardboard, watercolor. 65,5 x 72. Property of the author.

6. The
baked pomegranate. 1968. Fabrics, temperatures, 100 x 180. Directorate of
Exhibitions and Panoramas of the Ministry of Culture of the Uzbek SSR,
Tashkent.

7.
Surkhandarya madonna. 1969. Fabric, tempera. 126 x 155. Ikromov Museum of
History and Culture of the People of Uzbekistan. Samapqand.

8, 9, 10.
“Attractive” triptych. 1969. Fabric, oil. Observation. 140 x 115.
Released floor. 140x 161. Rekviem 140X 118. Directorate of Exhibitions and
Panoramas of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR. Tashkent.

11. Red roses. Cardboard, tempera, lacquer. 80 x90. Directorate of Exhibitions and
Panoramas of the Ministry of Culture of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic.
Tashkent.

12-13.
Composer Ikrom Akbarov. 1970-1-971. Orgalite, levkas, tempera, lacquer. 120 x
135. Property of the author.

14. My
father, my mother and I. 1970-1972. Orgalit, oil. 91 x 117. Property of the
author.

15. The
song. 1971. Fabric, oil. 120 x 180. Property of the author.

16. Sholkon
village. 1971. paper, akv. 63.5 x92. Termez Local Lore Museum.

17.
Scorpions. 1971. Fabric, oil. 110 x 100. Property of the author.

18. Stone,
portrait of stone. 1972. Orgalit, oil. 89, b x 137. The State Museum of Arts of
the USSR.

19.
Amudarya delta. 1972. paper, akv. 70×80. Authorized property.

20,21,22.
Mother and child. 1972. Carton, temperature. 100 x 70. Property of the author.

23. Road to
Sholkon. 1972. paper, akv. 57 x 99. Property of the author.

24. White
grass. 1972. Cardboard, akv. tempera 50×60. Authorized property.

25. Roses.
1972. Fabric, oil. 97 x 25. Directorate of Exhibitions and Panoramas of the
Ministry of Culture of the UzSSR. Tashkent.

26. Music
of Surkhandarya (sketch). 1974. Carton, temperature 30 x 49.5. Directorate of
Cinematography and Panoramic of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR, Tashkent.

27.
Mechanized engineer Toshev’s family. 1974-1977. Fabric, oil. 170 x 177.
Property of the author.

28. G. A.
Portrait of Pugachenkova. 1974. Fabric, oil. 80 x70. Authorized property.

29.
Childhood of Navruz. 1974. Fabric, oil. 90 x 80. Property of the author.

Z0. People
of the USSR, artist M. Kayumov’s portrait. 1974. Fabric, oil. 110 x 129. Property
of the author.

31. Self
portrait. 1974. Orgalite, tempera, lacquer. 16 x20.5. Authorized property. 1 \
9

32. Navruz
siren. 1976. paper, akv. 60 x 90. Property of the author.

33.
Maxmudov’s family. 1976. Fabric, oil. 80 x 90. Private Selection.

34. My
childhood tree. 1976. Carton, temperature. 71 x 91. Private Selection.

35. Art
critic A. Portrait of Umarov. 1977. Orgalit. tempera 58 x 125.5. Authorized
property.

36. Tong.
1977. Fabric, oil. 150x2OO. Authorized property.

37. Summer.
1977. Fabric, oil. 100 x 117. Property of the author.

38. Muza.
1977. Paper, akv. 77×57. Authorized property.

39.
Sogdiana. 1977. Fabric, oil. 120 x 200. Authorized property.

40. Being
Kumkurgan. 1977. Fabric, oil. 147 x 185. Directorate of Exhibitions and
Panoramas of the Ministry of Culture of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic.
Tashkent.

41.
Friends. 1978. Fabric. oil 80 x 70. Property of the author.

42. Before
the session. 1978. Fabric, oil. 150 x 200. Authorized property.

43. Summer.
1978. Fabric, oil. 100 x 110. Property of the author.

44.
Swallow. 1978. Fabric, pastel. 200 x 150. a. Ikromov Museum of History and
Culture of the People of Uzbekistan. Samarkand.

45.
Portrait of historian Olimov. 1978. Fabric, oil. 150 x 110. Property of the
Property.

46.
​​Tolipov Kayum’s Portrait. 1979. Textile, oil. 92