Safargaleev, Kamil

(1928-1999)

 

Kamil Safargaleev was born in 1928 in Astrakhan.  As a young boy he became interested in fine art and particularly landscape paintings.  He entered Riga Academy of Arts in 1951 and graduated in 1955. He studied under Russia’s most famous art professors.  Kamil was influential in Russian Art during the 40’s – 60’s for his portraits of children.  Since 1969 his paintings have become an important part of major Russian museums like the Voronezh Art Gallery/Museum, Russian Museum in Leningrad, Mula Art Museum as well as many others.