Biography - Rustem Abdurakhmanov
Rustem Abdurakhmanov was born in Melitopol, Zaporizhia region, in 1961.
In 1971 he began to study in a children's art studio, later in an art studio under the guidance of famous and skillful Melitopol artist A.A. Fesyuk. Rustem painted in oils, watercolors, gouache, but he gave preference to graphic works.
In 1986 Rustem Abdurakhmanov took part in an exhibition in Simferopol.
Between 1988 and 1989, working at a children's art school, the artist participated in an exhibition of political posters in Lviv and in the all-Crimean exhibitions of young artists.
In 1993 he graduated from the graphics department of Ukrainian Polygraphic Institute named after Fedorov.
In 1997 Rustem Abdurakhmanov’s personal exhibition was held in Melitopol.
In 2006 the artist's personal exhibitions took place in the cities of Energodar and Melitopol.
In 2011, an exhibition of the artist's works was held in Simferopol.
In 2013 Rustem Abdurakhmanov together with such Melitopol artists as Valery Prokhin and Oleg Polupan created a triptych dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Melitopol from Nazi invaders. The painting adorned a stone fence on the central avenue of the city. In May 2016, a new triptych was created, this time for the Victory Day in World War II.
Currently, the artist is the director of Melitopol art school.