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List of the most popular artists from Turkey, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Turkish artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Turkish artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

This list contains artists like Aysegül Yesilnil and Xurban collective.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Turkey?" and "Who are the most well-known Turkish artists?"

For further information on these historic Turkish artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Turkish artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
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Nuri Bilge Ceylan is a Turkish photographer, screenwriter, actor, and film director. He was the winner of the Palme d'Or, the highest prize at the Cannes Film Festival, in 2014. He is married to filmmaker, photographer, and actress Ebru Ceylan, with whom he co-starred in Climates. ...more

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Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

Nationality: Turkey

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Abidin Dino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
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Abidin Dino, was a Turkish artist and a well-known painter. ...more

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Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

Nationality: Turkey

Art Forms: Painting

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Ara Güler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
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Ara Güler is a Turkish Armenian photojournalist, nicknamed "the Eye of Istanbul" or "the Photographer of Istanbul". He is considered one of Turkey's few internationally known photographers. ...more

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Birthplace: Beyoğlu, Turkey

Nationality: Turkey, Armenia

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İsmail Necmi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
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Ismail Necmi is a Turkish independent filmmaker, photographer and visual artist. ...more

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Birthplace: Turkey

Nationality: Turkey

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