Prof. Asım İşler was born in Tirebolu in 1941. He graduated from the Painting Department at the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts. In 1969 he went to Paris to study painting with a scholarship from the government. In Paris, he studied peinture, gravure, and lithography at the Paris Academy of Fine Arts and the Atelier 17, where he worked with S. W. Hayter. İşler held his solo exhibitions and participated in several international group exhibitions. In 1971 he entered the doctoral program at Sorbonne University and continued at the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts. In 1974 he was appointed to a position at the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts and taught oil painting and gravure. In 1979 İşler received a doctoral degree, proficiency in arts, and became an assistant professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Mimar Sinan University. In 1985 he became an associate professor. During 1989-1991 he taught painting at Paris National College of Fine Arts, ENSBA, ENSAD, and Sorbonne University, Faculty of Plastic Arts. He represented Turkey in the exhibition "De Bonnard a Bazelitz," which was held at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris in 1992. In the same year İşler received a professorship at the Mimar Sinan University. After retiring from Mimar Sinan University in 2003, İşler worked as a professor at Beykent University until 2007. He held 33 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions, biennials, fairs, and art conferences in Turkey and abroad. He received many awards for his paintings. His works can be seen in many national and international collections. İşler passed away in Istanbul in 2007.
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