Last days to catch Üren’s exhibition
Percieved one of the masters of Turkish painting, Eşref Üren’s retrospective continues at İşsanat.İş Sanat Kibele Art Gallery commenced a new exhibiton season with launch of a retrospective collection by Eşref Üren, a master of both color and light on the Turkish arts scene. Described by artist Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu as “one of the cornerstones of Turkish art history”, Eşref Üren was born in 1897 and lived a modest and simple life. In the 1920’s, he studied with the leading Turkish painters such as İbrahim Çallı, Hikmet Onat and Feyhaman Duran at Sanayi-Nefise Mektebi.
After returning from Paris, where he went to further his education in art, he worked as a teacher at several schools in Erzurum and Sivas for eight years. Starting to exhibit his paintings at a very early age, Eşref Üren joined D Group in 1943. Each year he frequently gave his works to State Paint and Sculpture Exhibitions and was also invited to collective exhibitions such as Venice and Teheran Biennales as well as international exhibitions held by UNESCO. His paintings’ subject matter were mostly inspired by the snowy landscape.