Hikmet Öz (15.07 - 24.07)
Was born in Tarsus in 1950. Finished Primary school teacher
education in 1968 .
Worked as a primary school teacher in different places for 6
years. He started painting when he was still at school.
In 1978 he finished İstanbul Atatürk Education Institute,
Art department. After working as an art teacher in various places in Turkey, he
resigned and became the Culture Director in Tarsus in 1987. He published study
and research papers on Tarsus. Unknown Tarsus, Atatürk in Tarsus, Tarsus History,
Tarsus Town History are the main works.
Meanwhile he continued painting. He held his first personal
exhibition in 1981. Since now he has held 22 personal exhibitions, 7 of them
abroad. His paintings are made by a technique which is called Modern Mosaic
and is completely his creation. This technique is still unknown in art
In 1993 he started working in the Ministry of Culture. He worked in Mersin
as Culture Vice Director, in Muğla as Public Library Director.
In 1996, he was appointed to Ağrı against his will. In 1997 he retired. In
1997, with the wish of the Ministry of Culture he returned as Muğla Culture
Director. He worked until May, 2003.
Now he works as a consultant in Muğla Culture and Tourism Directorate.