Osman Hamdi Bey

Painting, Visual Artist

1842 – 1910

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Who was Osman Hamdi Bey?

Osman Hamdi Bey was an Ottoman statesman, intellectual, art expert and also a prominent and pioneering Turkish painter. He was also an accomplished archaeologist, and is considered as the pioneer of the museum curator's profession in Turkey. He was the founder of Istanbul Archaeology Museums and of ─░stanbul Academy of Fine Arts, known today as the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts.

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Born
Dec 30, 1842
Istanbul
Also known as
  • Osman Hamdi
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Nationality
  • Ottoman Empire
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Lived in
  • Istanbul
Died
Feb 24, 1910
Istanbul

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on July 23, 2013

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