Osman Hamdi Bey (1842 - 1910) was a prominent and pioneering Turkish painter. He was also an accomplished archaeologist, and is considered as the pioneer of the museum curator’s profession in Turkey. He was the founder of Istanbul Archaeology Museum and of İstanbul Academy of Fine Arts (Sanayi-i Nefise Mektebi in Turkish), known today as the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts.
He was also the son of Ottoman Empire’s Grand Vizier Ibrahim Edhem Pasha.
Featured works list:
- Public Scribe (1910)
- A Lady of Constantinople (1881)
- Two Musician Girls (1880)
- Ladies (late 1800s)
- Reciting the Qur’an (1910)
- Mihrab (1901)
- Gun Salesman (1908)
- Two Young Girls Visiting a Shrine
- The Scholar
- Portrait of Naile Hanim (his wife)
January in Japan