Professor Shyqri Nimani, Former Dean of The Faculty of Arts at AAB College, Passes Away

22 June 2023
Professor Shyqri Nimani, former dean of the Faculty of Arts at AAB College, has passed away

Shyqri Nimani, professor and former dean at the Faculty of Arts at AAB College, has passed away. Professor Nimani was a national artist and pioneer of graphic design in Kosovo.

He has led the Faculty of Arts of AAB College for a decade (2007-2017), while he was active as a lecturer in this faculty until 2020, from where he received the title of Professor Emeritus.

Shyqri Nimani was born in Shkodër on May 6, 1941. He completed the High School of Art in Peja with great success. He graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade in 1967, with a maximum grade of 10. He completed his postgraduate studies in 1969 at the same Academy. He was full professor at the Faculty of Arts of Pristina. In the years 1976-1978 he stayed in Japan as a scholarship holder of the Japanese Government for artistic research. In the years 1979-1989, he was the director of the Art Gallery of Kosovo. Professor Nimani dealt with painting, graphics, design and other disciplines of visual arts. He has published monographs on medieval and contemporary Albanian art. He has also translated books from foreign languages.

Professor Nimani will also be remembered for the calligraphic manuscript of the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Kosovo in 2008.