Nakhchivan has been the place of many great thinkers, scientists and craftsmen

    Haydar Aliyev
    Aliyev Ilham
    Zarifa Aliyeva
    Ajami Nakhchivani
    Nakhchivani Najmaddin
    Nakhchivani Hindushah
    Nasreddin Tusi
    Nakhchivani Mohammad
    Fazlullah Naimi
    Aliyev Hasan
    Mammedaliyev Yusif
    Abdullayev Hasan
    Kangarli Heydarqulu
    Nakhchivansky Ismail
    Nakhchivansky Huseyn
    Nakhchivansky Jamshid
  Mohammed Shahtakhtinsky
    Shahtakhtinsky Behbud
    Mohammed Taghi Sidgi
    Jalil Mammedguluzadeh
    Huseyn Javid
    Ordubadi Mammed Said
    Kangarli Behruz

                                                                                                                          Haydar Aliyev


Kangarli Behruz

          Kangarli Behruz (Shamil) Shiralibey (22.1.1892, Nakhchivan – 7.2.1922, Nakhchivan) – an artist, painter and graphic. The formation of realist worktable painting and the formation of portrait and landscape as an independent genre in Azerbaijan painting is directly related with Kangarli’s name. When he was a child he survived from the serious disease and he could hardly hear, therefore he could not go to school and displays his interest to drawing and drew the things that he saw on the paper with his child fantasy. He studied at the School of Painting and Sculpture attached to the Caucasus Art Tashviq Society in Tbilisi (1910-1915).

       A rich literary heritage of Kangarli remains. He drew a lot of portraits, landscapes, still live works etc. that became attracted with its realist expressions and high literary-esthetic value. His portraits of the present popular educated figures and simple people’s (“Old man”, “Georgian” etc.) differs with subject topicality and the aliveness and reality of the portraits of a man, woman, boy and a girl who belong to the group of “Refugees” and its psychological expression, which is one of the important issues of present social-political issues. The landscapes contain great part in his creative activity. The natural beauties (“Shalab”, “Mountainous View”, Ilanlidag in the moonlight”, “Sunset”, “Agridag”, “Old fortress”, “Gate in Aliabad village”, “Way to Yamkhana village”,  “Ashabi-kahf mountain” etc.), the cultural monuments (“Momuna Khatun Tomb”), the seasons  (“Autumn”, “Spring”) are reflected in his landscapes. In 1921, at the first great exhibition in Azerbaijan, Kangarli’s more than 500 works were exhibited. Hs works are kept at the State Art Museum of Azerbaijan, Nakhchivan State Museum of History, Moscow State Museum of History and private collections.

       His museum was created in Nakhchivan on the basis of the decision of the Supreme Assembly of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic about “The memorization of Behruz Kangarli’s name” (May 22, 2001).