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Contents / The Istanbul of Hoca Ali Riza

Famous for his Istanbul landscapes, Hoca Ali Rıza left us canvasses that are both works of art and historical documents.

With his keen power of observation and his burning love of art, Hoca Ali Rıza Bey was among the first Turkish painters to develop an individual style. Taking nature as the greatest teacher, he made Istanbul his site of observation. And above all Üsküdar. For this reason he is generally known as the ‘Istanbul Artist,’ and specifically as the ‘Üsküdar Painter.’ Join us now on a historical journey with the works of Hoca Ali Rıza, who brought a documentary eye to bear as he immortalized the vanishing cultural beauties of Istanbul. In the process, we will be commemorating him on the 75th anniversary of his death.

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