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H. Derya SAATÇIOĞLU
 
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H. DERYA SAATCIOGLU

(1944, Eskisehir)

Born in Eskisehir, Turkey, Derya Saatcıoğlu was the student of Kayihan Keskinok and Nusret Karaca at high school. He worked under the management of Arif Kaptan and Refik Epikman who are the Turkish master painters. He held first personal exhibition in the year he graduated from Ankara University. As well as being the graphic artist of the TRT Center of News, the artist received a commission to prepare the advertisement posters of Spor Toto.

Saatcıoglu who received the education of modern art at the Plastic Arts Studio of the Lund University in Sweden, was the only foreign artist whose paintings have been exhibited on the competitive mixed exhibition at the end of the year. After his return to Turkey, he worked as a teacher at some high schools and finished his working life at private sector as art adviser and general director of a publishing house.

His painting was selected as worth exhibiting on the big awarded watercolor painting competition of Is Bankasi in 1997. Throughout his working life, his paintings have been exhibited in Izmir, Ankara İstanbul, Canakkale, Adana, Aksaray, Zonguldak and many cities of Anatolia. The artist who has used oil painting, watercolor painting, gouache techniques for years, concentrated on acrylic paintings which have two images lately. Three catalogues which documented his works were published in the last three years.

His paintings have been exhibited at Lund University-Sweden, Newyork Turkish House, AKM, İnönü Foundation, Eskisehir University of Anatolia, Ahmet Yesevi University, Diyarbakir Governorship, Ministry of Tarim, Vakifbank, Kalkinma Bankasi, T.C. Ziraat Bankasi , Sekerbank and in some special collections in Turkey and at abroad.