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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
Nuri Bilge Ceylan 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 ...more

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

Ara Güler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Ara Güler 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

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

Bedri Baykam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Bedri Baykam Bedri Baykam is a Turkish artist.

Mehmet Güreli is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Mehmet Güreli Mehmet Güreli is a Turkish writer, painter, director and musician born in 1949 in Istanbul, Turkey. He graduated from Istanbul University, majoring in Philosophy. He started working in ...more

İsmail Cem İpekçi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
İsmail Cem İpekçi İsmail Cem İpekçi was a Turkish politician, journalist, statesman and minister of foreign affairs.

Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu was a Turkish painter and poet.

Nasuh Mahruki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Nasuh Mahruki Ali Nasuh Mahruki is a professional mountain climber, writer, photographer and documentary film producer. An all-round outdoor sportsman, he climbed to the summit of Mount Everest and was the ...more

Yusuf Hayaloğlu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Yusuf Hayaloğlu

Fikret Mualla Saygı is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Fikret Mualla Saygı Oturan Adamlar, Kafe, Balıkçı Fikret Muallâ Saygı was a 20th-century avant-garde painter of Turkish descent. His work reflects influences from Expressionism and Fauvism, with subject matter focusing on Paris street ...more

Osman Hamdi Bey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Osman Hamdi Bey The Tortoise Trainer Osman Hamdi Bey was an Ottoman administrator, intellectual, art expert and also a prominent and pioneering painter. He was also an accomplished archaeologist, and is considered as the pioneer of ...more

Uğur Uluocak is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Uğur Uluocak Yaşar Uğur Uluocak was a Turkish outdoorsman, mountaineer, photographer, and editor. Born in 1962 in Ankara, Turkey, Uğur attended Saint Joseph High School in Istanbul, and graduated in ...more

Nusret Çolpan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Nusret Çolpan Nusret Çolpan was a Turkish painter, architect and miniaturist, renowned for his paintings in Ottoman miniature style depicting cities around the world, particularly Istanbul. He painted ...more

Bikem Ekberzade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Bikem Ekberzade Bikem Ekberzade is a Turkish journalist, photojournalist and documentary photographer.

Eşref Armağan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Eşref Armağan Volvo S60 painting, Portrait of Bill Clinton Eşref Armağan is a blind painter of Turkish origin. Born without sight to an impoverished family, he taught himself to write and print. He has painted using oil paints for roughly thirty-five ...more

Ömer Asan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Ömer Asan Ömer Şükrü Asan, is a Turkish folklorist, photographer and writer. In 2002, he was charged with allegations that he violated Article 8 of Turkey's Anti-Terror Law by ...more

Setenay Özbek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Setenay Özbek Setenay Özbek Is a Turkish writer, artist and documentary maker. Ubykh descent.

Turgut Berkes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Turgut Berkes Turgut Berkes is a Turkish rock musician, painter, and writer. He was born in 1953 in İzmir, Turkey. He was educated at the TED Ankara College and then at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art. ...more

Bahadır Gökay is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Bahadır Gökay Bahadır Gökay is a Turkish painter. He graduated from the Department of Graphics in the State School of Higher Education of Applied Fine Arts Istanbul in 1982. He was yet a student when he ...more

İsmail Acar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
İsmail Acar İsmail Acar is a Turkish painter. He graduated with honors in 1991 from Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. In 1993, Acar received his Master of Arts degree in "Technology and ...more

Burak Arıkan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Burak Arıkan Burak Arıkan is a Turkish contemporary artist, who works with network structures and dynamics to explore issues in techno-politics and alternative economics. He takes the obvious social, ...more

İsmail Ateş is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
İsmail Ateş İsmail Ateş is a Turkish artist and professor. He graduated from Faculty of Education in Art, Painting Department of Gazi University in 1982. In 1988, he received his "Master of Fine ...more

Sevgi Çağal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Sevgi Çağal Sevgi Çağal, born on February 17, 1957 in New York, U.S. is a Turkish painter and sculptor. Sevgi was educated in French Linguistics at the New York University from 1974 to 1978, from ...more

Xurban collective is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Xurban collective Xurban collective is an international art collective founded in 2000. Core members of the group are Guven Incirlioglu and Hakan Topal, whose transatlantic collaborations took the form of media ...more

Teoman Cimit is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Teoman Cimit

Aysegül Yesilnil is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Artists from Turkey
Aysegül Yesilnil