The present Doodle celebrates Turkish artist Aliye Berger, broadly credited as one of the nation’s pioneers in the art of engraving. While additionally known for her artworks and drawings, Berger acquired incredible renown for her expressive and joyful black-and-white carvings.
Her work frequently used eccentric materials to give an exceptional window into both Turkish life and her inner psychological world.
Aliye Berger was born into a family of artists on this day in 1903 on the island of Büyükada off the bank of Istanbul, Turkey. In spite of the fact that she was fascinated with painting since early on, Berger rather figured out how to play the violin as a youngster.
It wasn’t until 1947, after she followed her sister to London, that she first started to study etching under the mentorship of the artist John Buckland-Wright.
Berger got back to Turkey in 1951 with over a hundred unique craftsmanship pieces and held her first display that year in Istanbul. She before long procured colossal basic praise when her oil painting “Güneşin Doğuşu” (“Sun Rising”) won an esteemed global rivalry in 1954.
In spite of the poor start of her creative profession, Berger delivered a productive assortment of work throughout the next many years, and her rare gift has been displayed in performance and group presentations around the globe.
In honor of her contributions to the arts, a huge after death review of Berger’s work was held at the Istanbul Academy of Fine Arts in 1975.
Happy birthday, Aliye Berger. You’ve carved out an uncommon spot in the hearts of those from Turkey and past.