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MUHSİN KUT

He was born in Istanbul in 1938. He graduated from Kabataş High School for Boys in 1958. He started painting in 1959. He drew cartoons for "Dolmuş", "Tef" and "Pardon" magazines. He opened his first painting exhibition in Taksim Square in 1959. Between 1964 and 1969, he studied at the Ceramics Department of the State Academy of Fine Arts and graduated from there. In the Academy in 1967, he won the International Peace Festival Painting First Prize and Ahmet Andiçen Seramic first prize. While he was a student at Academy, his work was accepted by the Beşiktaş Painting and Sculpture Museum National Collection upon the suggestion of Sabri Berker.

Paintings of the artist, who won first prize in the 1987 Tekel Painting Competition, are found in In Istanbul and Ankara Painting and Sculpture Museums, Broken Hill Municipality Museum in Australia, Abby Gray Collection of New York University, and Istanbul Modern as well as in many important collections in Turkey and abroad. The artist, who chooses a different place and subject every year, lives in Bakırköy, Istanbul. Muhsin Kut was awarded the 'honor artist' award of the 19th Istanbul Art Fair in 2009 for his important contributions to Turkish painting.