Zef Kolombi (1907-1949)

 Zef Kolombi (1907-1949) was born in Sarajevo of a father from Shkodra and a mother from Slovenia. His parents died when he was very young and he was raised in Shkodra by his grandmother. After a difficult youth, he got a state scholarship from minister Hilë Mosi to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome in 1929. He returned to Albania in 1933 and worked as an arts teacher at the Normal School (Shkolla Normale) in Elbasan. In 1941, he moved back to Shkodra, where he died at the age of 42. About 50 of his paintings and drawings, the earliest dating from 1926, are preserved today. Among them are portraits and tranquil landscape paintings, often infused with a touch of melancholy.  Zef Kolombi (1907-1949) wurde in Sarajevo geboren. Sein Vater aus Shkodra und seine Mutter aus Slowenien starben, als er noch jung war. Daher kam er in die Obhut seiner Großmutter in Shkodra. Nach einer schwierigen Jugend erhielt der junge Kolombi im Jahre 1929 ein Stipendium von Minister Hilë Mosi und reiste nach Rom, um dort an der Kunstakademie zu studieren. Im Jahre 1933 kehrte er nach Albanien zurück, wo er als Kunstlehrer an der Normalschule (Shkolla Normale) in Elbasan tätig war. 1941 zog er dann nach Shkodra, wo er im Alter von 42 starb. Erhalten von Kolombi sind ca. 50 Gemälde und Zeichnungen, wobei das frühste Werk aus dem Jahr 1926 stammt. Unter diesen Werken findet man Porträts und ruhige, manchmal durch eine Hauch Melancholie durchdrungene Landschaftsbilder.  Zef Kolombi (1907-1949) u lind në Sarajevë, me baba nga Shkodra dhe nënë nga Sllovenia. Prindërit i vdiqën kur ishte shumë i ri dhe ai u rrit nga gjyshja e tij në Shkodër. Pas një rinie të vështirë, në vitin 1929, ministri Hilë Mosi i akordoi një bursë shtetërore për të studiuar në Akademinë e Arteve të Bukura në Romë. Pas kthimit në Shqipëri në vitin 1933, punoi si mësues vizatimi në Shkollën Normale të Elbasanit. Në vitin 1941 u kthye në Shkodër ku dhe vdiq në moshën 42 vjeçare.  Rreth 50 piktura dhe skica të tij, prej të cilave më të hershmet datojnë prej vitit 1926, ruhen deri në ditët e sotme. Midis tyre gjenden portrete dhe peizazhe të qeta, shpesh me një tis melankolie.
01 Self-portrait, 1947
(National Art Gallery, Tirana) 02 Nude, 1931
(National Art Gallery, Tirana) 03 Ruins in Elbasan, 1938
(National Art Gallery, Tirana) 04 Street in Elbasan, 1938
(National Art Gallery, Tirana) 05 Landscape with Oxen, 1936-1937
(National Art Gallery, Tirana) 06 Portrait of a Woman, 1933
(National Art Gallery, Tirana) 07 Portrait of a Woman, 1937
(National Art Gallery, Tirana) 08 Portrait of an Old Woman, 1937
(National Art Gallery, Tirana) 09 Still Life with Grapes and Peaches, 1940
(National Art Gallery, Tirana) 10 Still Life with Grapes and Pears, 1940
(National Art Gallery, Tirana) 11 Lugja Canyon, 1948-1949
(National Art Gallery, Tirana) 12 Boy Sitting in a Garden, 1941
(National Art Gallery, Tirana) 13 Costume of Shkodra, 1947
(National Art Gallery, Tirana) 14 Harvest Time, 1940
(National Art Gallery, Tirana) 15 Three Pieces of Watermelon, 1940
(National Art Gallery, Tirana) 16 Portrait of Julian, 1946
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