Journal of Ottoman Calligraphy

Lectures & Editorials on Calligraphy

İlhan Özkececi (b. 1955)

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(b Kayseri, Turkey 1955) Turkish calligrapher and illumination decorator. Prof. Özkececi is active in Turkey.


BA/ Master: Istanbul Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Decorative Arts (1973-1980)
Phil. Doctorate (Qualification in Art): Mimar Sinan University, Fine Arts Faculty,
Traditional Turkish Handicrafts Illumination-Decoration Department (1991)
Studying riq`a script with calligrapher Kemal Batanay, and illumination with Rikkat
Kunt, Muhsin Demironat and Tahsin Aykutalp in 1974 – 1980
Studying calligraphy with Hasan Çelebi (1975-1996), and receiving a calligraphy certificate in the style of thuluth and naskh (1997),

Professional Experience:

Instructor in Erciyes University, Department of Fine Arts (1983 – 1995)
Ass. Assoc. Prof. in Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Traditional Turkish Handicrafts. Continuing his work as the president of the department. (1995-2005)
Ass. Prof. (1996)
Prof. (2003)
Fatih University (2006)

1993 – Turkish Illumination Art and Ornamental Motifs – Minbar – Minarets in Kayseri Mosques
1997 – Historical Kayseri Mosques
2004 – Turkish Art in IX. Century
2006 – Islamic Art from VII. to XII. Centuries

İlhan Özkeçeci
P.K. 38 Fatih 34080 İstanbul
Mobile : +90 532-711 5488

Text/Photograph© İlhan Özkeçeci


Written by calligrapher

April 12, 2007 at 12:17 pm

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