Amon Akilbaev ( ru. Амон Акилбаев, uz. Omon Aqilboyev, born July 7, 1956) is an Uzbek painter from the Chinese city of Chuguchak (Tacheng) currently living in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Fleeing Mao Zedong’s persecution, his parents moved to Tashkent, the capital of then-Soviet Uzbekistan in 1962, when Amon was six. Amon finished school in 1974. That same year, he was drafted into the Soviet army.
Returning in 1976 as a sergeant, he enrolled at the P. Benkov Republican Art School, studying to become a painting and drafting instructor. In 1980, Amon continued his studies at the N. Ostrovsky Institute
for Dramatic Arts in Tashkent, with a concentration in painting.
Graduating in 1987, Mr. Akilbaev worked at the G. Nizami State Pedagogical Institute in Tashkent, teaching drawing and painting. In 1990, he became an instructor at the Republican Vocational School of Fine and Applied Art.
Beginning that same year, Mr. Akilbaev began entering republican exhibitions, participating in 23 such events in all. In 1999, he became a member of The Academy of Arts of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
More than 30 of Amon Akilbaev’s paintings have been purchased by collectors in Uzbekistan, Germany , the United States, France, Israel and Russia.