Photographer's Note

Today a b&w portrait from my archive.
Scanned from a b&w (18x24) print.

He is the famous Turkish painter Esref Uren, who had passed away on 10th January 1984.

He was born in 1897 in İstanbul.
After graduating from the Agriculture School in Bursa, he continued his education at the Fine Arts Academy in İstanbul.

There he studied at İbrahim Çallı and Hikmet Onat’s studios.
For a period he attended Andre Lhote and Othon Griesz’s studios in Paris.
After returning to Turkey he worked as a painting teacher in various cities.
He joined “The D Group.” His paintings appeared in that group’s and Galatasaray exhibitions.
He won many awards at State Painting and Sculpture Exhibitions.
He also participated in exhibitions in Venice Bienale, Paris (Unesco), San Francisco and Athens.

His best known works are “Winter in Ankara,” “Youth Park”, “Beynam Forests”, “Women of the Black Sea” and “Paris”.

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