Burhan Dogançay Catalogue
Burhan Dogançay
Biography
1929
Born in Istanbul, Turkey.
1933-1950
First art lessons were given by his father, the well-known painter, Adil Dogançay, and Arif Kaptan, also a well-known Turkish painter.
1950
Law Degree: University of Ankara, Turkey.
1950-1955
Attends courses at L’Académie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris.
1953
Doctorate in economics: University of Paris, France.
1995
Receives the National Medal of the Arts for Lifetime Achievement and Cultural Contribution from the President of Turkey, the highest honor that country bestows on an artist.
2006
Since 2006 he has been dividing his time between New York, southern Turkey, and Istanbul.
2013
Dies on January 16 in Istanbul. Buried in his beloved Turgutreis, southern Turkey