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Celal Esat ARSEVEN
 
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CELAL ESAT ARSEVEN
(Istanbul, 1875- Istanbul,1971 )

 

After graduating from Galatasaray, Arseven attended The School of Political Sciences. During those years, he gained his early painting experien'ces from 'Sanayi-i Nefise'. He tookpainting courses from Hoca Ali Rıza and Fausto Zonam. He was enrolled in the WarAcademy in 1891, and left the military in 1906 as a captain. After conducting art studies abroad he became a teacherat 'Sanayi-i Nefise' in 1921. There he taught Urbanism and Architecture History. Betvveen 1951 and 1958, he was a member of 'General Assembly of Ancient Works and Monuments'. He received an honorary doctorate degree from istanbul Technical University and a State Cultural Honor prior to his death. Arseven drew attention with his watercolor vvorks that are also famous for their historical and documentary aspects a/ong with their artistle value. Arseven also vvorked on an art dictionary and encyc/opedia. Thus, he is also knovvn as an art historian. 'The Turkish Art' book, published in 1928, is among the earliest scientific work to promote Turkish art.