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 created the first series of the Albanian lek. In 1994 he received the People's Artist of Albania through Sali Berisha.[citation needed]


Kaceli attended the Harry T. Fultz Technical school from 1929, and began a drawing course in 1931.

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

A monografi of Sadik Kaceli was released in 2008 and translated into English in 2009. It contains the story of his life, works, unpublished notes, admiration and gratitude. A street in Tirana is named after Kaceli.



  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] (PDF) (in Albanian). Tirana Municipality. 2 October 2000. 
  3. ^ [1].

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