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OMER KALESI
(1932, Kirgova / Yugoslavia)

He graduated from Electricity Department of Uskup Technical School. After his immigration to Turkey in 1956, he entered into Painting Department of Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts and graduated from Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu workshop in 1965. Kalesi, who received lessons from Halil Dikmen, Cemal Tollu and Neset Gunal in the academy, Paris settledin when he graduated.

He states that red and black, which are the colors he has especially preferred and densely used since his education, were the results of a large fire he had witnessed in his childhood. His portraits are characterized by a dramatic atmosphere / ambience.

Omer Kalesi was known with his shepherd pictures and dramatically effective shepherd coats.