Ercüment Kalmık was born in Istanbul in 1908. A Turkish art historian, Kalmık is a painter known for his lyrical abstract paintings. After graduating from high school in Galata Scottish Mission, Ercüment Kalmık entered the Fine Arts Academy in 1929. He worked at Nazmi Ziya and İbrahim Çallı studios. While at the academy, he worked for the newspaper Cumhuriyet. He graduated from the Academy in 1937. In 1939, he attended the Andre Lhote Studio and Sorbonne University courses in Paris. He worked as a painting teacher in Ankara Vocational Teacher School for Girls in 1942, at Istanbul Nişantaşı Girls' Institute in 1943, and at the Faculty of Architecture of Istanbul Technical University in 1948. He went to Italy in 1954. He joined the founding members of the Turkish Recreation Association in 1959. In 1960, he received the Istanbul Fine Arts Academy Painting Department certificate. In 1960, he joined the founders of the Contemporary Painters Society of Turkey. He gave radio talks, lectures and wrote articles on Turkish painting. He participated in the Sao Paulo Biennale in 1962. Kalmık's works are in Istanbul Painting and Sculpture Museum, Ankara Painting and Sculpture Museum and in many private collections. Kalmık died in Istanbul in 1971. The works of Kalmık have been accepted to our museum by donation.