Dürdane ÜNVER


Dürdane ÜNVER was born in Istanbul in 1948. She is a graduate of Istanbul University, Faculty of Com-munication. She began her ornamentation studies in 1976 under the supervision of Ord. Prof. Dr. A. Süheyl ÜNVER, Azade AKAR, Cahide KESKİNER and Melek ANTEL at Topkapı Palace embroidery house, where she also received gilding, miniature and kaatı training. In these fields, she worked together with Gülbün MESARA. in 1985 she was given a letter of approbation for her accomplishments in the art of embroidery. Since 1978, she has opened 4 exhibitions, one of which was individual, and joined aro-und a 100 national and international mixed exhibitions. 50 pieces of her artwork are placed in collecti-ons abroad, and more than 200 are displayed at home. Two of her pieces are at Abudabi Cultural Mu-seum, and one other is at Bosnia Museum. 3 of her miniatures and 32 Istanbul tulip work have been made into an album by Victor ROOZEN of the Netherlands. Dürdane ÜNVER, with the report she had written in 2006 enabled the art of kaatı to be officially recognized by the Ministry of Education. Meanwhi-le, she received ‘The Counsellor of TBMM Science and Assessment committee’ rank from the Grand Turkish Assembly. Dürdane Ünver still raises students at Mim Art Academy.


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