Sadik Kaceli

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Sadik Kaceli
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Sadik Kaceli (86 years)
Born Sadik Osman Kaceli
14 March 1914
Tirana, Albania
Died 2000 (official aged 86)
Tirana, Albania
Resting place
Varrezat e Sharres, Tirana, Albania
Nationality Albanian
Education Henri Matisse & Académie des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
Known for Painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics
Movement Realism
Awards Honor Civilian of Tirana
People's Artist of Albania
Merited Artist of Albania

Sadik Kaceli (14 March 1914 – 2000) was an Albanian painter. He studied in Paris at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (1936–1941).[1] Kaceli was one of Albania's best known painters. He was awarded with the People's Artist of Albania and the Honour Citizen of Tirana medal.[2]

He also created the first series of the Albanian lek.

In 1994 he received the People's Artist of Albania through Sali Berisha.[citation needed]

He was also the brother of Jonuz Kaceli, a dissident of the Communist Regime in Albania.[3] Fadil Kaceli, is also a brother of Sadik.

Early life[edit]

The family building at the center of Tirana, on the back of the Et'hem Bey Mosque in a 1943 photo

In 1929, Kaceli started his studies at the Harry T. Fultz Technical school. In 1931 a drawing course opened and he attended it at the same time that he was attending the technical school. Soon this course would be made into a school and Kaceli would then focus on realizing his artistic vocation.

Monografi of Sadik Kaceli[edit]

A monografi of Sadik Kaceli was released in 2008, and translated into English in 2009. It contains a story of his life, works, unpublished notes, admiration and gratitude.


A street in Tirana is named after him.



  1. ^ Hamzai, Dhurata (25 October 2008). "Sadik Kaceli i panjohur" [The Unknown Sadik Kaceli] (in Albanian). Gazeta Tema. 
  2. ^ "Qytetar nderi i Tiranes" [The Painter Sadik Kaceli, Honour Citizen of Tirana medal in 2000] (in Albanian). Tirana Municipality. 2 October 2000. 
  3. ^ [1].

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