• Abstract Painting by Dino Abidin "25" No. 3

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    Abstract oil on canvas in original frame. Signed lower right, dated verso 1965. Dino Abidin, b. 1913 d. 1993. He lived and painted in Paris, France during the 1950s and 1960s. Measures 6.25 in.Hx10.75 in.Wx1.5 in.D. without frame.

    Abidin Dino was born on March 23, 1913 in Istanbul into a family who loved art. He started drawing and painting at a young age influenced by his family. As a child he lived in Geneve, Switzerland and France for several years with his parents, returning to Istanbul in 1925. Dino began his secondary education at the American high school Robert College of Istanbul, but dropped out to devote himself to painting, drawing and writing. His articles and cartoons were soon being published in newspapers and magazines, and in 1933 he and five other young innovative painters founded the "Group D", which held several exhibitions of their work. At around the same time, he illustrated Nazim Hikmet's books of poetry. (AskArt)