Sadik Kaceli (86 years)
|Born||Sadik Osman Kaceli
14 March 1914
|Died||2000 (official aged 86)
|Varrezat e Sharres, Tirana, Albania|
|Education||Henri Matisse & Académie des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France|
|Known for||Painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics|
|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 series of the Albanian lek.
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
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 It contains a story of his life, works, unpublished notes, admiration and gratitude.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.
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] (in Albanian). Gazeta Tema.
- "Qytetar nderi i Tiranes" [The Painter Sadik Kaceli, Honour Citizen of Tirana medal in 2000] (in Albanian). Tirana Municipality. 2 October 2000.
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