LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Dagestan, Kara Kure village
DATE OF BIRTH
Karakhan Seferbekov was born in 1957 in Dagestan, on the shores of the Caspian Sea. He was educated in Moscow. In 1980 he graduated from the graphic arts faculty of the State Pedagogical Institute in Moscow. He studied painting with leading professors of the Russian Academy.
The artist works in the style of expressionism. Member of the Moscow Union of Artists. Karakhan Seferbekov began exhibition activities in 1982 and he is a regular participant at Russian and international exhibitions in Europe, India, the USA, China and other countries.
In 1994 the artwork of Karakhan Seferbekov was awarded the Grand Prix de Peinture du Castellet (Paris, France). As part of a group of prominent artists from Russia he participated in an exhibition held in 1998 in several European cities, Paris, Brussels and Berlin, and was awarded the diploma of this exhibition.
In December 1999 his solo exhibition ‘At the Turn of the Century’ took place in Moscow under the auspices of the International Confederation of Artists’ Unions. In 2001 he was awarded the title Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation for the series of Tibetan works included in many Russian and foreign catalogues.
According to the results of a personal exhibition in 2004, Karakhan Seferbekov was enrolled among the permanent residents of the Paris workshops Cité internationale des Arts in Paris. Every year Karakhan Seferbekov holds several solo exhibitions in Moscow.
After many years working as an artist Karakhan Seferbekov has produced thousands of paintings that now adorn galleries and private collections in Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Holland, Finland, Sweden, the USA, the United Arab Emirates, India, China, Japan, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam and other countries.
The works of Karakhan Seferbekov are included in the collections of the Russian Academy of Arts, the Cultural Centre for the Arts in Paris Cité Internationale des Arts, the Urusvati Institute of Himalayan Studies in India, the Han Jianmin Sino-Russian Picture Gallery (now a branch of the International Academy of Culture and Arts) in Harbin (China), the foundation of the Centre for the Science and Culture of Bulgaria in Sofia, the Art Fund of the city of Kutaisi in Georgia, the International Fund for the Promotion of Art in Moscow, the Museum of Local History in Derbent, the Akhtynsky Museum of Local Lore in Dagestan, the Enlightenment Fund of Dagestan and the Yaroslavl Art Museum.
Ranks and awards:
Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation, 2001
Cavalier of the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation, 2012
Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, 2016
Medal ‘Praiseworthy’ of the Russian Academy of Arts, 2014
Cavalier of the Order ‘Benefits of Honour and Glory’, 2015
Figurine ‘Faith’ in the nomination
in Conversation with Society’
in the XXII International Festival of Fine Arts ‘Traditions and Modernity’, 2017
Diamond of Goodwill Award, Republic of India, 2018
WHO I AM
Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation, Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts
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