Danish Jukniu

Danish Jukniu was born in Shkodra in 1934 . During his elementary school, in Shkodra, he studied with the Russian painter Victor Puzanov, who was also a great researcher of the Albanian iconography.

Danish Juniku graduated high school studies in the Lyceum “Jordan Misja” in Tirana. He then studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland, where he completed his studies in the atelier of professor Fancissek Welerowfski.

In 1959 he returned to Albania and began work as a painter and textile designer and later as a professor of textile atelier in the High Institute of Arts. As the first specialist on the field of gobelin, he has created wonderful art products in this field. Honored with the title “People’s Painter”, Juniku has also realized many other works of art, among them, the most mysteries and unknown ones, were the intimate ones, until 1990.

He was active in many local and national exhibitions, where his most distinguished works were landscapes, portraits, figures, compositions as for example “Electrification”, or the portrait of J. Keraj. He died in Shkodra, on February 3, 2003.