Devrim Erbil (Usak, Turkey 1937 - )


About

Devrim Erbil was born in Usak in 1937.
He enrolled in the painting department of the State Academy of Fine Arts in Istanbul in 1955 where he first studied under Halil Dikmen and later in the studio of Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu.
By 1965 Devrim's unique painting style caught the attention of an international audience. He was awarded an art scholarship by the Spanish government to study painting in Madrid and Barcelona. He later continued his academic career in Paris and London. By In 1968 Devrim was elected Turkey's "Young Artist Of The Year" and in 1991 he was awarded the prestigious title of Turkey's State Artist.
In addition to his painting career, Devrim also dedicated himself to the development and promotion of the Arts in Turkey. He served as President of the Turkish Association of Contemporary Arts and President of the Association of Visual Arts. Erbil also served as Director of the Istanbul Museum of Painting and Sculpture.
Devrim also focused on academia. He taught at the Academy of Visual Arts and later became Chairman of the Department of Painting of Mimar Sinan University. He was appointed to the position of chairman of the Department of Painting of Yildiz University in 1988 and Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Mimar Sinan University in 1990.He is currently a member of the Department of Painting of the Faculty of fine Arts of Mimar Sinan University.
In addition to exhibiting his works both in Turkey and abroad, Devrim has served as commissioner for Turkish exhibitions in Alexandria, Belgrade, Sofia and Kuwait. He continues to lecture and publish articles on Turkish art around the world. Devrim’s artworks are held in the permanent collections of numerous international museums and public foundations.

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Work Selection

Devrim Erbil - Galata and Bosphorus - Galata ve Boğaz, 2018 /Oil on Canvas 100 x 100 cm /

Galata and Bosphorus - Galata ve Boğaz, 2018 /Oil on Canvas 100 x 100 cm /

Devrim Erbil - Light and Birds -  Işık ve Kuşlar, 2015 / Oil on Canvas, 140 x 140 cm /

Light and Birds - Işık ve Kuşlar, 2015 / Oil on Canvas, 140 x 140 cm /

Devrim Erbil - Poetic Movement  / Şiirsel Devinim, 2016 / Oil on Canvas,  150 x 100 cm /

Poetic Movement / Şiirsel Devinim, 2016 / Oil on Canvas, 150 x 100 cm /

Devrim Erbil - View of the Golden Horn  / Haliç’e Bakış, 2018 / Oil on Canvas, 100x100 cm /

View of the Golden Horn / Haliç’e Bakış, 2018 / Oil on Canvas, 100x100 cm /