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Iskak Kuchmuratov is a Kyrgyz artist who not only loves practicing his art, but teaching it as well. Born in 1956 in the remote Jumgal region of the Kyrgyz Republic, Iskak graduated from the Kyrgyz State Art College in 1983. He went on to earn a degree in Arts and Graphics from the Issyk-Kul State University in 1992. He became a member of the Artists' Union of the Kyrgyz Republic in 1999. Today, Iskak is a professor in the Drawing, Still Life, and Sculpture Department of the Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transportation, and Architecture.

Over the years, Iskak has participated in numerous contests and exhibitions, including the poster contest "Let's Save Issyk-Kul" (1990) and "Prejevalsk through the Eyes of Youth" (1991), at which both he won second place. Other exhibitions included the 70th anniversary celebration of Ch. Aitmatov (1999), the 3000th anniversary of Osh (2000), an UNDP-sponsored exhibition dedicated to March 8th (2001), the 10th anniversary celebration of Kyrgyz independence (2001), and an exhibition to mark the beginning of the International Year of Mountains (2002).

Iskak also showed his works in a solo exhibition and in an exhibition in France (2001). Today, his works can be seen at the Kyrgyz State Museum of Fine Art and in private collections in the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Canada, USA, Poland, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, South Africa, and France.



6a Sovetskaya Street, Apartment 48
Bishkek 720020
Kyrgyz Republic

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"KOK-JELE" (RAINBOW) Canvas, oil, 120x105 cm, 2002


National Museum of Art,  Project "Art of Silk Road" 2002

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