Ahmet Umur Deniz was born in Van. Between 1980 and 1985, he studied painting at the workshop of Neşet Günal in the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts. Deniz received his doctoral degree with a proficiency in arts in 1986. He had his first solo exhibition in Tanbay, Ankara in 1987. Deniz has received several awards with his paintings.
1984, Award of Merit, Viking printing painting competition
1985, Third prize, the Youth Year, Young Artists Competition
1986, Şeref Akdik Art Prize
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