Chingiz Akhmarov’s life and creation

Muralist, painter Chingiz Akhmarov was born on August 18, 1912 in the city of Troitsk, nowadays Chelyabinsk region. Continuing the traditions of the eastern miniature, he created a national art school. From 1927 to 1930 he studied at the Perm art school, from 1935 to 1942 at the Moscow Art Institute named after V.Surikov. Chingiz Akhmarov actively promoted the modern traditions of the rich and beautiful artistic heritage of the Uzbek people on the national identity of the Uzbek painting. His works reflect the beautiful and cheerful nature of his contemporaries living in the spirit of creativity, complex and elegant nature. He began his creative work in the 30s with the creation of painting and graphic artworks (in 1934 he painted “Li Chu” by Sh.Sulammon, drawings for “Mushtum”, “Mash’ala” magazines, “Girl Portrait”, ” , “Portrait of my brother” and others). During the Second World War, he created his works in the spirit of patriotism. (“The Sword of the Sword of Uzbekistan” 1942) The first 1944-1947 years he created monumental work on the wall for the tragedy of the Navoi Theater, based on the theme of the Navoi’s “Khamsa.” Since then, the theme of the East has been extensively populated on his create works, he also created wall paintings for the Kazan opera and Ballet Theater 1959, Navoi Museum of Literature 1968, Beruni Institute of Oriental Studies 1968-1969, Ulughbek Memorial Museum in Samarkand 1964, Restaurant “Yulduz” 1970, Khamza Art Institute buildings (all with alabaster fever). From 1950’s he became  the most versatile artist by portraits (M. Turgunboyeva, 1952, artist  R. Temurov, 1961, poetess  Zulfiya, 1965, Khalima Nosirova, “Young Navoiy” 1968), the drama “Mirzo Ulughbek”, Hamza Theater, 1964, “Ulugbek’s stars”, ” “Two-language poems” for films), books (“The Navoi” by Oybek, 1951, the epos “Ravshan” in 1958 and others), personal photos (“Bukhara Dance”, “Khorezm Dance”, “Welcome” in 1971) drawings (for “Japanese impressions” series, 1964), drawings for applied arts (paintings for porcelain plates, 60s and 70s). In recent years, such works as “Amir Temur and Bibi Khanim”, “Amir Temur and Darwish”, “Amir Temur and Boyazid” were created in 1992-1995. His works are kept in the Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan, Museum of Applied Arts, Navoi Museum of Literature, Kokand Literature Museum and other museums. The artist was Laureate of the State Prize of Uzbekistan named after Khamza in 1968. He died in Tashkent on May 13, 1995.