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A Presentation of the Karabakh Foundation

A U.S. 501(c)(3) cultural charity foundation based in Washington, D.C., the Karabakh Foundation seeks to increase U.S. awareness and understanding of the cultural heritage and traditions of the country of Azerbaijan, the Caucasus area, and the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. . . .

Main activities include
Preserving and disseminating cultural content via archival collecting, public programs, publications, exhibitions, speaking forums, international collaborations, scholarly exchange, artistic sponsorship, and related venues.

Foundation support comes primarily from Khazar University, the first private university in Azerbaijan and one of the country’s leading institutions of higher learning. Support also comes from the U.S.-based Allaverdy Foundation. Additional information about the Karabakh Foundation may be found at

Exhibition and related programs presented by the Karabakh Foundation, with
appreciation to Pepco and to the Foundation’s Cultural Ambassadors.

Curators: Anna Stenko Coordinator: Kelsey King
Shamil Najafzade Researcher: Jemile Safaraliyeva
Diana Cohen Altman Designer: Tobi Ogunleye
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Kamil Najafzade lived and worked during the Soviet era of Azerbaijan’s history (1920-91) into the first 20 years of the modern Republic of Azerbaijan.

A beloved painter and renowned production designer, he also was a man closely engaged with his family and with the world around him.

Self-portrait of Najafzade as a teenager (1943)

Kamil Najafzade at 17 years old

Kamil Najafzade on a Caspian Sea Excursion (1967)

Najafzade at the North Caucasian Resort KISLOVIDSK (1956)

Caspian sea excursion (1967)

(early 1960s)

Portrait from Azerbaijan Film Studio
(mid 1960s)

At dacha in Bilgya, Azerbaijan (late 1970s)

(early 2000s)

Najafzade with his daughter Ainur (1966)

Najafzade with son Shamil and daughter Anna in Moscow (1965)

Najafzade with son Shamil and daughter Anna (1969)

Najafzade with wife Megin and son Elnur in Leningrad (1965)

Najafzade with wife Megin, son Shamil and daughter Anna (1968)

Najafzade with his daughter Ainur at a May 1st parade (1969)

Najafzade with son Shamil (1967)

Najafzade with wife Megin and son Elnur (1980)

Najafzade with son Shamil and daughter Anna (1969)

Najafzade in Prague, Czech Republic while shooting a movie (1973)

Najafzade with his wife Megin and daughter in Prague (1972-1973)

Najafzade with wife Megin, granddaughters Aysel and Gunel and daughter-in-law Zulia

Najafzade with wife Megin, son Elnur, daughter Anna and granddaughter Natalie (2000)

Najafzade with his granddaughters Gunel and Maryam (1992)

Najafzade with wife Megin at their home in Baku (1993)

Najafzade attending his 80th birthday celebration in Baku (2010)

Najafzade visiting the Azerbaijan: My Motherland exhibition in Baku with composers Arif Melikov and Oktay Zulfugarov (1992)

Najafzade at the Classic Design Gallery in Washington D.C. with owner Gladys Reinding and General Oleg Kalugin (1997)

Najafzade pictured with Heydar Aliyev at a 2001 Exhibition of his Work in the United States

Najafzade with the President of Azerbaijan Heidar Aliyev at an exhbition sponsered by the U.S.-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. ( 2001)

Najafzade with son Shamil (late 2002s)

Najafzade with Azerbaijani Minister of Culture Bul Bul Ogly at an exhibition in Baku

Najafzade with son Shamil at 80th Birthday exhibition in Baku (2010)

Najafzade in Baku (1950)

Najafzade with filn crew (1980s)

Najafzade organizing an exhibition of his works in Hanoi, Vietnam (1982)

Najafzade in Sheki, Azerbaijan (1970s)

Najafzade in his workshop (late 1960s)

Najafzade painting a picture in his workshop (early 1960s)

Najafzade in his workshop
(early 1990s)

Najafzade with one of his paintings of Azerbaijani landscapes (1990s)

Najafzade with one of his paintings (late (1980s)