DEVRIM MEHEMED MELIH NEJAD. Pientre , Aquarelliste Absrtait
Né à Istanboul, TURC,actif en France , Pologne , Danemark ;
il est fils de l'écrivain Izzet Melih Devrim, e du peintre la princesse FAHR EL NISSA ZEID . Entre 1951 t 1953 il voyage en Italie ,Espagne ,Angleterre, et Hollande ,Roger Bissiére s'intéressa a son travail dés avant 1959 .En 1959 -1960 il fit un séjour à New-york , dans les années 60 il voyage en Asie centrale , chine , il finit par vivre en Pologne et au Danemark.En 1955 il a illustré " le temps naissant de Tristan Zara " en 1960 "Sens de tout les instants de Paul Eluard ".Il participa a des nombreuses expositions collectives , à Paris Mussée D'art Moderne, salon de Mai , 50 ans de peinture abstraite , au Salon des Nouvelles réalités Nouvelles ,à Londres , en Espagne ,Copenhague, Varsovie, et encore des multiples expos dans des galeries Parisiennes .Mussées;BRUXELLES /COPENHAGUE/ PARIS /ISTANBUL/NANTES /GRENOBLE ,,,,,
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ET PLUSSIEURS HUILES ENTRE 80 ET 70 000 EUR/ Nejad Devrim, lived in Berlin with his mother Fahrelnisa Zeid and his sister Şirin between 1936 and 1938. In 1939, still a student at the Lycée de Galatasaray, his paintings reflected the influence of Matisse and Bonnard. In 1941, he entered the National Academy of Fine Arts, Istanbul; initially a student of Léopold Lévy, he later became his assistant. Whilst he was a student at the Academy, he began to take interest in the Byzantine mosaics, the Ottoman art of calligraphy and in abstract Islamic art, which had an impact on his art in years to come. He was among the founding members of the “Yeniler Group”. In 1946, he settled in Paris and soon became one of the young artists invited to the “salons” organized by Gertrude Stein. For many consecutive years he participated in Salon de Mai and Salon de Réalités Nouvelles exhibitions. His first solo exhibition was opened in 1950, at Galerie Lydia Conti in Paris, which also exhibited works by prominent artists like Hartung, Soulages and de Staël. That same year, Nejad was among the “École de Paris” painters, whose works were selected by Leo Castelli to be exhibited in New York. Later, his works were displayed on an annual basis at the Galerie Charpentier, within the framework of the “École de Paris” exhibitions.In 1952, he took part in the foundation of Salon d’Octobre, of which he also became the chairman and the spokesman. In 1955, he illustrated poetry books written by Tristan Tzara and Paul Eluard. Meantime, he traveled to Central Asia; to Britain, Italy, Spain; to the Netherlands, the USA, and the Soviet Union. In 1985, he ended his artistic travels and retired into seclusion in the southern Polish city of Nowy-Sacz. Nejad Devrim died in Nowy-Sacz in 1995. In 2001, Gallery Nev organized a Nejad retrospective in Istanbul, which was repeated in Ankara the following year wheeras in 2006, it was the Istanbul Modern Arts Museum who organized a comprehensive show where the works of Nejad Devrim were brought together with the works of his mother Fahrelnisa Zeid.