Born in Nakhichevan city, Azerbaijan in 1940 People’s artist of Azerbaijan Honored artist of Azerbaijan, Professor of the Azerbaijan State Academy of Arts Akif Askerov is one of the well-known Azerbaijani sculptors, decorating not only the cities of Azerbaijan, but also different cities throughout the world. The special place in his creativity occupies the memorial sculpture devoted to human
Akif Askerov is the consecutive adherent of the realism, bases of which have been put in the days of his studies.
tragedy memory. 1958 - 1963 - A. Azimzade Azerbaijan State Art School 1963-1969 - I.Repin Leningrad State Art Institute, M.K.Anikushina’s Studio 1972 – member, USSR’s Artists Union 1978 – Diploma of Art Academy for composition “At the Spring” 1986 – Gold Medal of Biennale, Exhibition of Transcaucasian Republics 1989 – “My daughter”, Art Museum, Volgograd, Russia 1989 - “Huseyn Javid”, Moscow State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia 1992 – “Sitting Girl”, The Best Sculpture of the Year, Baku, Azerbaijan 1994 – exhibition of Azerbaijani artists, “Thinking Girl”, Iran 1994 – art exhibition, Paris, France 1996 – “Dedicating to Dead People”, Urmia, Iran 1996 – art exhibition, Ankara, Turkey 1997 – solo exhibition, Baku, Azerbaijan 1998 – The Best Project of “Sculpture of Academician Y.Mamedaliyev” 1998 - Monument of Academician Yusif Mamedaliyev, Baku, Azerbaijan 1998 - Bas-relief to Shamsi Badalbayli, Baku, Azerbaijan Among his works are the monument to Mekhti Huseynzadeh in Slovenia, monument to Alimardan Topchubashev in Paris, France and many others. Many works are stored in the Azerbaijan National Art museum, in the numerous museums in Baku, Moscow and other cities abroad as well as in the private collections in Azerbaijan, Turkey, Italy, France, Germany, Egypt, U.K, Bulgaria, and Austria.