Bashkim Ahmeti

He was born in Gjirokastra in 1949. After studied in the Artistic Lyceum and the Academy of Arts in Tirana, he began working as a set designer in the theater of his native city of Gjirokastra. He has been present in national exhibitions and competitions organized by the Ministry of Culture and the Association of Writers and Artists of Albania during 1970-1990. His paintings were mainly landscapes of the city of Gjirokastra. The contact with nature led him toward romanticism and romantic landscap , which is a basic feature of his creative individuality. In his works after 1990 “revealed” a special character and very significant for the artist “The nude” character, that will be present in almost all his paintings. In 1995 with his family he emigrates to the US, where he continues to live as free artist.