Hasan Temiztürk (b Sivas, 12 May 1959)
(b. Taslihüyük/Sivas, Turkey 12.May 1959) Turkish calligrapher. He lives and works since 1969 in Germany. His line is a combination of classical- and experimental-modern style. Temiztürks works of art are contemporary, unique, spectacular and on unusual materials.Very new compositions are never seen before. As an peaceworker he describes himself as a mediator between the cultures and religions. Work for art and culture exchange, better understanding and living in peace together in our small transitory world. Hasan Temiztürk is one of the world most collected islamic calligraphic artists. In more than 100 Mosques in Germany his works are exhibited. His works can be found in many private collections like, Collection of Crown Prince of Dubai H.H. Shaikh Muhammed Rashed Al Maktoum, Finance Min. of UAE Dr. Muhammed Khalfan Bin Karbash, Shayka Hussah Al Sabah- Kuwait, HM.Sultan Bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Sharja, HM. Haji Sultan Hasanal Bolkiah Brunei HM.Queen Elisabeth II, PM Tony Blair, London Mayor K. Livingstone, Ex. Turkish President Süleyman Demirel, Annemarie Schimmel, Dow Jones: Rushdi Siddique,Turkish National Library Ankara,Calligraphic Museum Istanbul.
Exhibitions and Workshops
1989 Nour Mosque, Karlsruhe, Germany
1990 Central Library Duisburg, Germany
1991 Barockhäuser, Würzburg, Germany
1992 Historic City Hall, Hanau, Germany
1993 Academie Plast Kunsten, Genk, Belgium
1994 Pfälz. State Library, Speyer, Germany
1995 Museum Verkehr-Technik, Berlin, Germany- Meeting of world calligraphers
1996 State Parliament Schleswig Holstein Kiel, Germany
1997 Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany
Official invitation by President of Republic of Turkey Süleyman Demirel, Ankara, Turkey
1998 Official invit. German catholics church meeting as 1. muslim artist, Mainz, Germany
1999 Invitation to Heimatmuseum Berlin, Germany
2000 Invitation to Opendeuwekk Antwerp-Belgium
2000 City Library Worms, Germany
2001 „MS Marksburg“(Ship) Mannheim, Germany
2001 Official invitation German protestant church meeting as 1. muslim artist Frankfurt
2003 Forum Lohberg Dinslaken
2004 International Finance Forum Dubai- U.A.E
Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany
University of Heilbronn, Germany
Lecture “Islamic Art History” and workshop”Arabic Calligraphy”, Heilbronn, Germany
2006 State Parlament Rheinland. Pfz. Mainz, Germany
1.Islamic, Christian, Jewish and Budism Interfaith Exhibition.
2007 University of Frankfurt, Germany
Lecture “Islamic Art History” and workshop “Arabic Calligraphy” Frankfurt, Germany
Photography/ Text © by artist Hasan Temiztürk.
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