Contemporary Karakalpak Artists
On the Amu-Darya River: 1967
Oil on canvas. 120 x 70cm
Faim Madgazin (1930-1991)
Graduated from the Tashkent Art School named after Benkov. He is considered to be one of the first professional artists of Karakalpakstan. Madgazin’s most favorite genre was landscape. The peculiar charm of Karakalpak nature was conveyed by the artist with a great skill who managed to depict harmony in scenes of local nature. Many of his paintings were devoted to the Amu-Darya River and the Aral Sea. Nowadays, these landscapes illustrate the former strength and abundance of full-flowing and capricious Amu-Darya River.