Born in 1935 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Lives and works in Baku, Azerbaijan.
1950-1955 - A. Azimzade State Art College, Baku, Azerbaijan
1955-1961 - V.I.Surikov’s Moscow State Art Institute, Moscow, Russia
Since 1956 has participated in the numerous local and international exhibitions
1962 – member, Artists Union of USSR
1963-1965 – member, Art Council, Artworks Receipt Foundation
1963-1970 – chairman, Sculpture Unit, Artists Union of the Azerbaijan SSR
1965-1970 – chairman, Art Council, Art Foundation of the Azerbaijan Republic
1965-1970 – member, State Commission of Experts, Ministry of Culture of the Azerbaijan SSR
1975-1985 – member, Monuments Receipt State Commission, Ministry of Culture of the Azerbaijan SSR
1988 – awarded the title of the Honored Worker of Art of the Azerbaijan SSR
2000 - awarded the Title of People’s Artist of Azerbaijan
2014 – sculptor, author, monument to the outstanding Azerbaijani composer – Gara Garayev, Baku, Azerbaijan
Prizes and awards:
1982 – I Prize, Stone Azerbaijani Sculptors Republican Symposium, Baku, Azerbaijan
1987 – «Grand Prix» International Symposium of Transcaucasian Republics, Tbilisi, Georgia
1988 – «Grand Prix», Caspian Republics Biennale, Baku, Azerbaijan
2001 - I Prize, «Sculpture in concrete» Republican Competition, Baku, Azerbaijan
2006 – awarded the Gold Medal, Sultan Mohammed Prize, Artists Union of the Azerbaijan Republic
His works are kept in the collections of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Azerbaijan Republic, Artists Union of the Azerbaijan Republic, Art Foundation of the Azerbaijan Republic, National Art Museum, Baku; Museum of the Modern Art, Baku; Art Foundation of the USSR, Moscow; State Museum Of The East Nations Art in Moscow; State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; private collections in Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey, Germany, France, Poland, USA, UK, the Republic of South Africa (RSA).
2010 International Exhibition of the Painting, Central House of the Artist, Moscow, Russia
2001 Group exhibition of the artists and sculptors, Central House of the Artist, Moscow, Russia
1996 International exhibition, Art Manezh, Moscow, Russia
1992 Group exhibition of the artists and sculptors, Baku Art Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan
1992 Group exhibition, «Art Modern» gallery, Moscow, Russia
1990 Exhibition of the Azerbaijani artists, Nice, France
1990 Exhibition of the Azerbaijani artists, Carpentras, France
Fazil Najafov is the repeated participant of the Republican and International exhibitions, his works were exposed at the different exhibitions in Russia, Bulgaria, German Democratic Republic, German Federative Republic, Czechoslovakia, Poland, USA, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Ukraine and other countries.