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Saparbay Osmonaliev is a Kyrgyz painter who is expanding his following beyond the CIS. Born in 1956, Saparbay went on to earn degrees from the Kyrgyz State Art College in 1975 and the Repin Institute of Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1982.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Saparbay taught at the Kyrgyz State Art College and the Academy of Art while participating in numerous exhibitions. These included the "40th Anniversary of the Great Patriotic War Victory" exhibition in Moscow (1985), international exhibitions in Poland and Saint Petersburg (1988 and 1995), and various regional exhibitions held in Bishkek.

More recently, Saparbay has displayed his works in solo exhibitions at the Dali Gallery in Ankara, Turkey (2000) and in Bishkek to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Ataturk (2001). He also participated in an international exhibition in Tehran, Iran (2000); "Painters of Kyrgyzstan" in France (2001); and the 10th anniversary celebration of Kyrgyz independence in Bishkek (2001).


24a Kropotkina Street
Bishkek 720005
Kyrgyz Republic

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"IN THE OLD NARYN" Canvas, oil, 50x40 cm, 2002




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

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