Nusret Çolpan İngilizce BiyografiForum AlevNusret Çolpan was born in 1952 in the Bandırma, He graduated from the Department of Architecture at Yıldız University in Istanbul. During this time, he studied with two of the leading authorities in Turkish illumination and miniature painting, Dr. Süheyl Ünver and Azade Akar. Mr. Çolpan lives in Fatih, Istanbul, where he runs his own interior decoration and architectural firm.
Mr. Çolpan has been greatly inspired by the work of Matrakçı Nasuh, the acclaimed miniaturist in the court of Süleyman the Magnificent. Nasuh, an historian as well as a painter, not only immortalized sixteenth century Istanbul, and other Ottoman cities, but also the cities of Toulon and Genoa, whose European architecture he rendered in classical miniature style.
Whether Mr. Çolpan depicts sixteenth century Istanbul or its.present-day incarnation, one is aware of the respect he gives to both. Each miniature is an example of his extraordinary dexterity in employing a traditional style to interpret the new as well as the old.
Also ; Istanbul underground stations tile miniatures belong to him. And He also special Worked a tile Paris miniature to the President of France H.E. Jacques Chirac and Moscow miniature to President of Russia Vladimir Putin as a present.
Many of Mr. Çolpan's paintings are now Iocated in private collections in New York, Germany, England and Japan, as well as in Turkey. One of his miniatures is a part of the permanent collection at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in California.