Tahir Salahov

Born: 1928, Baku (Azerbaijan)
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Azerbaijani painter, graphic artist. Born in the family of Teymur Salahov and his wife Sona in Baku (1928). Studied at the Vasily Surikov Institute of Art in Moscow (1957). People’s Artist of Azerbaijan (1963), People’s Artist of the USSR (1973), professor (1973). First secretary of the Union of Artists (1973–92). Member of the Group of Eight. Full member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1975), winner of the State Prize of the USSR (1968). Lived and works in Moscow.

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