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Since 1975

Gallery Baraz was founded by Yahşi Baraz on 14 November 1975. Leaving 45 years behind, filled with countless activities, the gallery has created a private collection containing valuable works as well as a comprehensive archive of Turkish painting art, organized more than 250 individual and group painting exhibitions, and has been famous from 19th century painting to the present day. He has contributed to many collectors with the works of Turkish and foreign painters, has published catalogs, has carefully created a large art library that includes examples from world painting literature that can be used by researchers.
Yahsi Baraz, who organized an exhibition of "Contemporary Turkish Painters" in Chicago (1978), Bulgaria-Sofia (1981), Germany-Düsseldorf (1982) in order to give an international identity to Turkish painting during the art activities, especially in European and American art galleries, museums and art closely monitor the movements of foreign art critics and gallery owners often invited to Turkey is trying to promote Turkish official.
The Turkish painting archive, which he created with a very self-sacrificing work in the Gallery building today, contains invaluable information and documents that will shed light on future generations. With its rich art library and its collection of valuable works by Turkish, European and American artists, Galeri Baraz is already an institute.

Written by Baraz "Art Museums", Oğuz Erten's "Exhibitions That Paved The Way For Turkish Art and Yahşi Baraz's Great Exhibitions" and "Art Collection In Turkey With Examples From Special Collections", accepted as the first Turkish avantgarde "Tosun Bayrak", Also written by Baraz "Artists, Gallery Owners, Collectors" contributed by Jale Erzen, Şinasi Tek and Yahşi Baraz "In Between East And West İsmail Ateş", are among the bestsellers of Gallery Baraz Publishing, established in 2010.
This institution, which considers serving Turkish painting as an ideal for many years, operates in accordance with the versatile art understanding of Yahşi Baraz and sheds light on the art of the future in the preparation of many large projects.

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Born in Istanbul in Kurtuluş in 1944, Yahsi Baraz is the son of the most influential Chief of Staff of the Sultan Reşad period and the grandson of Zeki Pasha, who signed the famous Breslitovsk Agreement, and the Turkologist Ahmet Münir Baraz. Baraz, who contributed greatly to the establishment of the Turkish painting art market, entered the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts, which is now Mimar Sinan Fine Arts, in 1969 until he graduated in 1969, Sabri Berkel, Belkıs Mutlu, Nejdad Diyarbakırlı, İsmail Hakkı Oygar, Edip He takes lessons from Hakkı Köseoğlu, Bülent Özer and Sadi Diren. At the same time, he has the chance to study many international museums during his travels abroad during school holidays. He has been to Sweden, England, Holland, Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Russia and the USA since 1964, and finds the opportunity to do artistic research and visit museums. Melda Kaptana Art Gallery (1971), Taksim Art Gallery (1973), Gallery Veb (1975) and then Gallery Baraz (1975), one of the leading galleries of the period, produced many works with the ceramic workshop opened in 1971 on the ground floor of the building where she was born. also organizes exhibitions. “Fire House Ceramics” and Unicorn Gallery, where he worked in New York in 1974, became the news of a new beginning for him in Istanbul. While the number of private galleries in Istanbul did not exceed a few in 1975, he founded Galeri Baraz in the building he was born in. From Osman Hamdi Bey, Şeker Ahmet Pasha, Halil Pasha, İbrahim Çallı, Nazmi Ziya, Nurullah Berk, Cemel Tollu, Bedri Rahmi Eyüpoğlu, Zeki Faik İzer, Nejad Melih Devrim, Fahrünisa Zeid, Erol Akyavaş, Mübin Orhon, Neşet Günal, Edip Hakkı Köseoğlu, Mehmet Güleryüz, Utku Varlık, Burhan Doğançay Adnan Çoker, Güngör Taner, Mithan Şen, Mustafa Ata, Ömer Uluç, Balkan Naci İslimiyeli, Kemal Önsoy, Bedri Baykam, Mehmet Gün and many valuable artists. Opening exhibitions and passing his works by hand, Baraz has the chance to watch and watch Turkish art in its 45 years of gallery life. At the same time, it has a great contribution in bringing many famous artists to Turkish art. In his interviews and articles in newspapers and magazines, he writes about the important artists of Turkish and world art, valuable museums and collectors of the world, and writes more than 200 articles that are informative and horizon angle in Turkish painting art. Yahşi Baraz, who received the “Thanksgiving Plaque” given to the galleries who completed their 20th year in culture and arts service by Tüyap in 1998, is still in the service of Turkish art with the organization of nearly 40 national art fairs and over 230 exhibitions he has organized. Galeri Baraz, which he founded in 2010, aims to offer reference books about Turkish and world art to art lovers.

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