The world-famous painter and artist, Omer Kaleshi died today at the age of 90. The news of his death was announced by the chairman of the Democratic Union for Integration, Ali Ahmeti. Let’s see how did Omer Kaleshi die.
Who was Omer Kaleshi?
Omer Kaleshi was born in 1932, he is a well-known Albanian painter originally from Kichevo, Northern Macedonia. He completed primary and secondary school in his hometown, and in 1956 he migrated to Turkey with his family.
In 1959 he enrolled in the painting department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Istanbul.
Omer Kaleshi after many trips, paintings, and exhibitions in Istanbul, Rome, Vienna, Munich, London, Thessaloniki, Belgrade, The Hague, in 1956 finally settled in Paris where he continues to create, exhibit, and be constantly sought after for his paintings.
Kaleshi was an honorary member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Northern Macedonia.
Art Journey of Omer Kaleshi
In 1963 he opened a personal exhibition at the Robert College Gallery in Istanbul, and in 1965 he completed his studies and at the same time opened several exhibitions in Ankara, Belgrade, and Skopje. That same year Kaleshi settled in Paris, France.
In the years 1966-1967, he exhibited his works, among others in: The Hague – “Salon of Independent Painters”, “International Salon of Painting”, in Paris – “Salon of New Realities”, “Cultural Center 17”, in Lecce, Italy – “May Salon”.,
He opened an exhibition at the Art Gallery in Tirana and the Kosovo Art Gallery in Pristina.
Cause of death
World-famous artist and painter Omer Kaleshi passed away at the age of 90. The news of his death was announced by the chairman of the Democratic Union for Integration, Ali Ahmeti. But the cause of death is not revealed.
Ahmeti wrote that I sadly accepted today the news of the death of my compatriot and friend, the internationally known painter, Omer Kaleshi.
The news was currently announced on the official website of the late artist.
An official announcement
Ali Ahmeti Stated,
I sadly accepted today the news of the death of my compatriot and friend, the internationally renowned painter, Omer Kaleshi.
With his masterpieces of painting, he will always live among us, as the best example of sincere work that raised on high pedestals the values of our cultural identity, of art that unites people around beauty.
I will never forget his creative enthusiasm, the love he had for his homeland, and the nation he expressed in every meeting we had.
Sincere condolences to his family, friends, and associates!
Rest in peace Omer Kaleshi. You will live with us, through the art you leave us as a legacy.
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