Lekim Ibragimov - Professor, People's Artist of Uzbekistan, Academician of the Academy of Arts of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, delegate to the World Congress of Artists (Paris, 1998).
This internationally recognized Master has long won the recognition of art criticism and the public with his amazing works that have no analogues in contemporary art. All of his work is penetrated by deep ties with the ancient, still pre-Islamic culture of Asia. According to art critics, his style is a synthesis of the traditions of ancient Samarkand paintings, calligraphy of Southeast Asia, ancient Turfan frescoes, oriental miniatures and European monumental painting.
Lekim was born in 1944 in the Almaty region of Kazakhstan in the family of a teacher. In 1964 he entered the art school. N.V. Gogol in the city of Alma-Ata, which he successfully completed in 1971. From 1971 to 1977 he studied at the graphic department of the Tashkent Theater and Art Institute named after I. A.N. Ostrovsky / now the National Institute of Arts and Design. Kamoliddin Bekhzoda /.
Since 1976, that is, since his student years, Lekim Ibragimov has become an active participant in various republican, all-Union and international exhibitions.
In 1978 Ibragimov was admitted to the Union of Artists of the USSR. He is also a member of the Union of Artists of Uzbekistan (since 1996 - Creative Union of Artists of Uzbekistan at the Academy of Arts). From 1978 to 1986 he constantly worked in the workshop of the House of Artists' Creativity "Sinezh" in Moscow, as well as in art workshops in the Baltic countries.
Lekim Ibragimov's professional merits have been marked by numerous prestigious awards and titles. So, in 1999, Lekim Ibragimov was awarded the title of Academician of the Academy of Arts of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In the same year, he became a professor at the National Institute of Arts and Design. Kamoliddin Bekhzoda.
In 2001, academician Lekim Ibragimov, in recognition of his outstanding services, was awarded the high title "People's Artist of Uzbekistan".
In 2008, the world famous artist becomes an Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts.
Creative successes and international recognition
Lekim's paintings are exhibited in many prestigious museums and art galleries around the world, such as:
State Museum of Oriental Art (Moscow, Russia)
State Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
Museum of East Asia (Budapest, Hungary)
Novosibirsk State Art Museum (Russia)
State Museum of Arts. A. Kasteeva (Almaty, Kazakhstan)
Gallery of the City Hall of Taufkirchen (Germany).
L. Ibragimov's works are also in private collections in the USA, France, Italy, Israel, India, Austria, Japan, Germany, Russia.
A striking evidence of the uniqueness of Lekim's talent, his international recognition among colleagues and true connoisseurs of high art, is the fact that he is constantly invited to hold personal vernissages and participate in international exhibitions, festivals, congresses of artists and master classes. Lekim repeatedly made similar visits to Austria, Hungary, Germany, Holland, China and many other countries. He was also a delegate to the World Congress of Artists in Paris.
One of Lekim's creative experiments was an attempt to present his unique philosophy not only in painting, but also in poetry, which resulted in a book of the artist's poems published in Switzerland in 1997. In many ways, these poems are a rhymed creative credo of the Master, a reflection of his worldview and search for the Beautiful.