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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Durdy Bayramov was a prominent figure in the former USSR’s art scene. A passionate artist and advocate of art education, he left behind an archive of thousands of artworks, journals, newspapers, art books and more. As an artist, Bayramov is celebrated for his oil paintings and in particular, his psychological portraits, which penetrate the character and thoughts of his sitters to masterfully capture their spirit and personality. Bayramov approached his work with great intentionality and adopted the words of Leonardo da Vinci: “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

CREATIVE MILESTONES

Based on ongoing research efforts at the Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation

  • 1959-1965  –  BFA, Moscow State Art Institute
  • 1954-1959 – Turkmen Art College
  • 1980-1985 – Director of the Union of Artists of TSSR
  • 1965-1968 and 1971-1973 – Art Instructor, Turkmen Art College named after Shota Rustaveli, Turkmen SSR, USSR

  • Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada
  • Dresden Gallery, Dresden, Germany
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Mary, Turkmenistan
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Balkanabat, Turkmenistan
  • The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • The State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, Russia
  • Museum of Fine Arts of Karelian Republic, Petrozavodsk, Russia
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia
  • Primorye State Art Gallery, Vladivostok, Russia
  • Tyumen Regional Museum of Fine Arts, Tyumen, Russia
  • The T. Sadykov Museum of the National Academy of Arts, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • The State Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • The Kiev National Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Museum of Fine Art, Kmitov, Ukraine
  • The Lugansk Regional Museum of Fine Arts Lugansk, Ukraine
  • 2013  –  Turkmen Art College
    Note: The artist’s last solo exhibition during his lifetime and the first exhibition he curated during his career. The show was devoted to his 75th birthday and 55 years as an artist.
  • 2008  –  Durdy Bayramov, Exhibition Hall of the Artists Union, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (exhibition celebrating Durdy Bayramov’s 70th birthday and a 50-year milestone as an artist)
  • 2008  –  Durdy Bayramov, Museum of Fine Arts, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • 2003  –  Durdy Bayramov, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • 2000  –  Durdy Bayramov, Kiev National Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1986  –  Durdy Bayramov, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1986  –  Durdy Bayramov, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Horse Race Ashkhabad–Kunya Urgench–Ashkhabad
  • 1986  –  Durdy Bayramov, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • 1984  –  Durdy Bayramov, Ulyanovsk, Russia
  • 1981  –  Durdy Bayramov, Berlin, German Democratic Republic
  • 1980  –  Durdy Bayramov, Moscow, Russia
  • 1978  –  Durdy Bayramov, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • 1975  –  Durdy Bayramov, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1971  –  Durdy Bayramov, Halle (Saale), German Democratic Republic
  • 1970  –  Durdy Bayramov, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Through India
  • 2009  –  Decade of Turkmen Art in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2003  –  International Exhibition of the Academicians of Kyrgyzstan, Academy of Arts, Bishkek, the Kyrgyzstan
  • 1998  –  International Exhibition of the Academicians of Kyrgyzstan, Academy of Arts, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • 1973  –  Joint Exhibition of Soviet and GDR Artists, Moscow-Berlin-Dresden
  • 1972  –  Soviet Artists to India, Moscow, USSR. “Through India”, Deli, India
  • 1971  –  Young artists of Turkmenistan, Moscow, USSR
  • 1971  –  Young artists of Turkmenistan, Moscow, USSR
  • 1960  –  Republic Spring Exhibition in Ashgabat, Turkmen SSR, USSR
  • 2011  –  Jubilee medal “20th Anniversary of Independence of Turkmenistan”
  • 2009  –  Byashim Nurali Prize, Artists Union of Turkmenistan
  • 2008  –  President of Turkmenistan’s medal “For the Love of the Motherland”
  • 1998  –  Academician of the National Academy of Arts of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • 1991  –  People’s Artist of Turkmen SSR
  • 1984  –  Second Prize and Laureate Diploma for the contest commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Turkmen SSR and Communist Party of TSSR
  • 1980  –  Honoured Art Worker of Turkmen SSR
  • 1978-1979  –  Second Prize and Laureate Diploma for the art contest of Turkmen SSR painters
  • 1975  –  Third Prize and Laureate Diploma for the nation-wide contest entitled “Women’s Portrait”, Moscow, USSR
  • 1974  –  Gold Medal, Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), Moscow, USSR
  • 1974  –  Honorary Certificate, Supreme Council and Council of Ministers of Turkmen SSR
  • 1974  –  Second Prize and Laureate Diploma for the contest commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Turkmen SSR
  • 1972  –  USSR Lenin Komsomol Prize; Laureate Second Prize and Laureate Diploma, National Exhibition of Young Artists of USSR
  • 1970  –  Turkmen SSR Lenin Komsomol Prize
  • 1965  –  Honorary Certificate, Supreme Council of Turkmen SSR
  • 1959-1965  –  BFA, Moscow State Art Institute
  • 1954-1959 – Turkmen Art College
  • 1980-1985 – Director of the Union of Artists of TSSR
  • 1965-1968 and 1971-1973 – Art Instructor, Turkmen Art College named after Shota Rustaveli, Turkmen SSR, USSR

  • Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada
  • Dresden Gallery, Dresden, Germany
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Mary, Turkmenistan
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Balkanabat, Turkmenistan
  • The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • The State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, Russia
  • Museum of Fine Arts of Karelian Republic, Petrozavodsk, Russia
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia
  • Primorye State Art Gallery, Vladivostok, Russia
  • Tyumen Regional Museum of Fine Arts, Tyumen, Russia
  • The T. Sadykov Museum of the National Academy of Arts, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • The State Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • The Kiev National Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Museum of Fine Art, Kmitov, Ukraine
  • The Lugansk Regional Museum of Fine Arts Lugansk, Ukraine
  • 2013  –  Turkmen Art College
    Note: The artist’s last solo exhibition during his lifetime and the first exhibition he curated during his career. The show was devoted to his 75th birthday and 55 years as an artist.
  • 2008  –  Durdy Bayramov, Exhibition Hall of the Artists Union, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (exhibition celebrating Durdy Bayramov’s 70th birthday and a 50-year milestone as an artist)
  • 2008  –  Durdy Bayramov, Museum of Fine Arts, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • 2003  –  Durdy Bayramov, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • 2000  –  Durdy Bayramov, Kiev National Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1986  –  Durdy Bayramov, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1986  –  Durdy Bayramov, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Horse Race Ashkhabad–Kunya Urgench–Ashkhabad
  • 1986  –  Durdy Bayramov, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • 1984  –  Durdy Bayramov, Ulyanovsk, Russia
  • 1981  –  Durdy Bayramov, Berlin, German Democratic Republic
  • 1980  –  Durdy Bayramov, Moscow, Russia
  • 1978  –  Durdy Bayramov, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • 1975  –  Durdy Bayramov, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1971  –  Durdy Bayramov, Halle (Saale), German Democratic Republic
  • 1970  –  Durdy Bayramov, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Through India
  • 2009  –  Decade of Turkmen Art in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2003  –  International Exhibition of the Academicians of Kyrgyzstan, Academy of Arts, Bishkek, the Kyrgyzstan
  • 1998  –  International Exhibition of the Academicians of Kyrgyzstan, Academy of Arts, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • 1973  –  Joint Exhibition of Soviet and GDR Artists, Moscow-Berlin-Dresden
  • 1972  –  Soviet Artists to India, Moscow, USSR. “Through India”, Deli, India
  • 1971  –  Young artists of Turkmenistan, Moscow, USSR
  • 1971  –  Young artists of Turkmenistan, Moscow, USSR
  • 1960  –  Republic Spring Exhibition in Ashgabat, Turkmen SSR, USSR
  • 2011  –  Jubilee medal “20th Anniversary of Independence of Turkmenistan”
  • 2009  –  Byashim Nurali Prize, Artists Union of Turkmenistan
  • 2008  –  President of Turkmenistan’s medal “For the Love of the Motherland”
  • 1998  –  Academician of the National Academy of Arts of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • 1991  –  People’s Artist of Turkmen SSR
  • 1984  –  Second Prize and Laureate Diploma for the contest commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Turkmen SSR and Communist Party of TSSR
  • 1980  –  Honoured Art Worker of Turkmen SSR
  • 1978-1979  –  Second Prize and Laureate Diploma for the art contest of Turkmen SSR painters
  • 1975  –  Third Prize and Laureate Diploma for the nation-wide contest entitled “Women’s Portrait”, Moscow, USSR
  • 1974  –  Gold Medal, Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), Moscow, USSR
  • 1974  –  Honorary Certificate, Supreme Council and Council of Ministers of Turkmen SSR
  • 1974  –  Second Prize and Laureate Diploma for the contest commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Turkmen SSR
  • 1972  –  USSR Lenin Komsomol Prize; Laureate Second Prize and Laureate Diploma, National Exhibition of Young Artists of USSR
  • 1970  –  Turkmen SSR Lenin Komsomol Prize
  • 1965  –  Honorary Certificate, Supreme Council of Turkmen SSR

The above lists are based on ongoing research efforts at the Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation and are not intended to be comprehensive.