Ahmet Yeşil was born in 1954 in Mersin. He finished primary, middle and high school in there. In 1972, he suffered a disorder, which deprived him of the ability to walk. Encouraged by the artists Nuri Abaç, İlhan Çevik and the sculptor Ernür Tüzün, Yeşil turned to painting, and received instruction from these teachers. Quickly finding his artistic direction, Yeşil chose picture as a way of life and devoted all of his time to it. He has had 81 solo exhibitions and participated in 279 group exhibitions.
Yeşil’s works can be seen in public and private collections in Turkey and abroad: the Turkish Ministries of Culture and of Finance, the General Directorate of Monopolies, Ziraat Bankası, Akbank, Şekerbank, the General Directorates of Vakıfbank, the General Directorate of National Lottery, the Educational Foundation Museum of D. Y. O., the Ankara Museum of Picture and Sculpture, the Körfez Municipality Museum, the Balıkesir Municipality Museum of Devrim Erbil, Hacettepe University Museum, Anatolian University Contemporary Arts Museum, the Collections of the Republican Presidency, the Collections of Eczacıbaşı, the Museum of Cumhuriyet Journal, The Ugur Mumcu Foundation Collection, the Governorships of Adana, Antalya, Ordu and Mersin, and such foreign countries as Germany, Great Britain, Canada, Japan and the United States.
Yeşil is a member of the International Association of Plastic Arts and of the Ankara United Artists and Sculptors. As of today, he continues to work at his workshop in Mersin.
1982, Plate by Izmir Paintings and Sculpture Museum
1983, Plate by the Ministry of Culture
1985, Honorable Mention, Izmir Paint-Sculpture-Ceramic Competition
1989, 1st Honorable Mention, Gallery of Ordu State Culture
1990, 1st Honorable Mention, T.P.A.O. Paintings Competition
1991, Honorable Mention, Painting Competition of Körfez Municipality
1992, Honorable Mention, Painting Competition of Adana Cement Industry
1992, 1st Prize, Turkish Monopoly Paintings Competition
1992, Honorable Mention, Antalya Paintings Competition
1993, Honorable Mention, Paintings Competition of Ministry of Culture
1993, 26th D.Y.O. Painting Competition, Great Prize
1995, Prize, Paintings Competition of Governorship of Kayseri
1996, 3rd Prize by the 1st Naval Museum Commandership
1997, 1st Prize by the 1st Naval Museum Commandership
2004, 3rd Mersin International Music Festival Special Art Prize
2007, S:N:B:A Salon Exhibition Delegacy Award Louvre Museum Carrousel Hall, Paris, France
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