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AVNI ARBAS (Turkish / 1919-2003)

Avni Arbas was born in Istanbul. He attended the Istanbul Beaux-Arts when Léopold-Lévy was the director. Avni Arbas was probably the most important Turkish artist of the twentieth century, though he spent 40 years in Paris, having gone there on a year’s full scholarship from the French government. He said, “I never thought about what I was going to do in life, I had to become an artist.” Avni Arbas died in Izmir. See: Feret Edgu, Avni Arbas, 2002; Yasar Yilmaz, Avni Arbas, 2005.

See also:

PAUL AÏZPIRI
ROGER BEZOMBES
NOÉ CANJURA
FAHR-EL-NISSA ZEID

Selected prints by AVNI ARBAS

A young couple seen
through a window, 1965
Lithograph •SOLD
Father and son with
a paper aeroplane, 1965
Lithograph
Face of a young man, 1965
Lithograph

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