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Aisha Galimbaeva
Women, flowers and daily life in Kazakhstan

Aisha Galimbaeva, The ArtistsAt the Yurt
Portrait of Aisha Galimbaeva

Aisha Garifovna Galymbayeva (Айша Ғарифқызы Ғалымбаева) was born in Esik, a small village nestled into the base of the Tian Shan, the Heavenly Mountain in the Almaty Region of Kazakhstan. A.Galymbaeva began painting early, illustrating her mother and grandmother on canvases she would sell at the local bazaar. But the Esik market was just the beginning, A.Galymbaeva would become one of the most influential and awarded artists in Kazakh history, earning the title The People’s Artist of Kazakhstan.

At 22, A.Galymbaeva entered the Almaty Theater and Art School, and spent four years learning from Leonid Leontyev, Alexey Bortnikov, and Abram Cherkassky. After graduation, she moved to Moscow, studying art direction for film at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK).

Reed Enger, "Aisha Galimbaeva, Women, flowers and daily life in Kazakhstan," in Obelisk Art History, Published October 08, 2018; last modified December 06, 2018, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/aisha-galimbaeva/.

Aisha Galimbaeva was a Kazakh Female Artist born on January 29, 1917. Galimbaeva worked in Russia and died on April 21, 2008.

Tray, Aisha Galimbaeva


Still life with flowers and apples, Aisha Galimbaeva

Still life with flowers and apples

My grandmother, Aisha Galimbaeva

My grandmother

Self Portrait, Aisha Galimbaeva

Self Portrait

Still life with apples, Aisha Galimbaeva

Still life with apples

Evening in Jailau, Aisha Galimbaeva

Evening in Jailau

Portrait of Brigadier Abenova, Aisha Galimbaeva

Portrait of Brigadier Abenova

At the Yurt, Aisha Galimbaeva

At the Yurt

White flowers, Aisha Galimbaeva

White flowers


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