Sadik Kaceli (86 years)
|Birth name||Sadik Osman Kaceli|
|Born||14 March 1914
|Died||2000 (official aged 86)
|Resting place||Varrezat e Sharres, Tirana, Albania|
|Field||Painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics|
|Training||Henri Matisse & Académie des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France|
|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). 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.
He also created the first serie of the Albanian lek.
In 1929, young Sadik Kaceli starts his studies at the Harry T. Fultz Technical school. In 1931 a drawing course opens and he attends it at the same time that he is attending the technical school. Soon this course would be made into a school and Kaceli would now focus on realizing his artistic vocation.
Monografi of Sadik Kaceli
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 It contains a story of his life, works, unpublished notes, admiration and gratitude.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 Sadik Kaceli.
People's Republic of Albania's Coat of Arms, made by Sadik Kaceli
First version of the Albanian lek, designed by Sadik Kaceli
- Hamzai, Dhurata (25 October 2008). "Sadik Kaceli i panjohur" [The Unknown Sadik Kaceli]. Gazeta Tema. (Albanian)
- "Qytetar nderi i Tiranes" [The Painter Sadik Kaceli, Honour Citizen of Tirana medal in 2000]. Tirana Municipality. 2 October 2000. (Albanian)
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