Biography

He was born in 1960 in Erzincan in Turkey. His way encountered with art of Islamic calligraphy in the 1980’s. He met with calligrapher Ali Rüştü Oran, who the is student of the 20th century’s of important calligrapher master Mustafa Halim Özyazıcı. He attended Hattat Ali Rüştü Oran’s Islamic calligraphy courses at Iskenderpaşa Mosque. After a while Ali Rüştü Oran advised him to study with another master because he had some private problems but this situation remained him uncertain to about the new master for a while. He began studying again by encouraging Yusuf Sezer who is one of the young calligrapher of that days. As per his mentor Ali Rüştü Oran’s recommendation, he found master calligrapher Ali Selçuk Erkurt, and continued to be trained by him. He has got his diploma (icazet) in these two scripts thuluth and naskh in 1990. Also he has benefited from calligrapher Ali Alparslan about "Talik" by continuing his course in the Suleymaniye Library.

In 1990, he opened his own atelier in order to pursue his art professionally. In 1997, at the very first and last contest he participated, he received awards from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in the field of Islamic calligraphy art. He has artist ID of Culture and Tourism Ministry of Turkey. He is member of GESAM (Fine Art Work Owners' Association of Turkey). He opened numerous personal exhibitions in different countries and gave seminars about Islamic calligraphy. His articles published in various newspapers and magazines. He has published a book about Islamic calligraphy art name "Ruhi Hendese".

Other than hundreds of his wall tablets adorning the walls of Friends of the Calligraphic Art, his artworks are:

  • Istanbul, Sultanahmet Yerebatan Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Istanbul, Pendik Ramazanoğlu Mahmud Sami Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Istanbul, Büyükçekmece Zeynel Abidin Mosque, the entrance door calligraphy writings,
  • Istanbul, Fatih Karabaş Veli Mosque, some calligraphy writings,
  • Istanbul, Esenyurt Yeşil Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Istanbul, Bahçeşehir Hacı Kamil Demiröz Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Istanbul, Eyüp Şeyhülislam Mustafa Efendi Madrasa Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Istanbul, Güngören Merkez Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Sinop, Türkeli Merkez Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Germany, Nurnberg Eyüp Sultan Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Germany, Gelnhausen Eyüp Sultan Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Germany, Stuttgart Quba Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Germany, Karlstadt Fatih Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Germany, Hainburg Beyazit Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Germany, Bremerhaven Merkez Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Germany, Villingen-Schwenningen Selahaddin Eyyubi Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Germany, Duisburg-Hüttenheim Yeni Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Germany, Bullay Yeşil Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Germany, Gelsenkirchen-Buer Nebevi Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Germany, Aachen Yunus Emre Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Germany, Deggendorf Selimiye Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • France, Paris-Pontoise Sultan Ahmet Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • France, Montelimar Kültür Merkezi Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • France, Le Havre Fatih Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • France, Lyon Eyüp Sultan Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • France, Flers Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • France , La Cote Saint Andre Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • France, Albertville Fatih Merkez Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Swiss, Baar Fatih Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Netherlands, Den Haag Mimar Sinan Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Netherlands, Mijdrecht Hakyol Mosque calligraphy writings,
  • Netherlands, Doetinchem Merkez Mosque calligraphy writings.

Currently, with the aim to represent Islamic calligraphy art in the best way,he continues artistic activities with enthusiasm and effort.

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