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Rotch Library Exhibit

Through the Eyes of Durdy Bayramov

Turkmen Village Life, 1960 – 80s

August 25, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Durdy Bayramov (1938-2014) grew up in an orphanage in Turkmenistan and overcame the significant challenges of his youth to become an acclaimed Eurasian artist and photographer. Through a prolific career as a painter that spanned more than 55 years, Bayramov was best known for his compelling portraits. His tender approach evokes the special character and qualities within each of his subjects, with whom he shared a deep rapport.


Curated by Sharon C. Smith, Ph.D.

With closing reception to be attended by the Turkmenistan Ambassador to USA