Two autograph letters and one manuscript autobiography signed 'Vecih Bereketoglu', addressed to 'Sami Bey'.

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HASAN VECIH BEREKETOGLU, (Turkish painter, influenced by impressionistic aesthetics, who took painting lessons from Halil Pasha and at the Academie Julian), (1895-1971).

ALS Manuscript[s], 1944.

Original two manuscript ALSs and one manuscript autobiography including 30 lines. 1 p.; 2 p.; 2 p. In Ottoman script. Only one letter with date and letterhead of 'Vecih Bereketoglu'. In his first letter dated April 26, [19]44, he talks about the painting and oil painting he is working on. He states that he has met Fazil Bey since 1923. Another paper includes a two-pages autobiography. Second ALS includes 19 lines. Hasan Vecih Bereketoglu was a Turkish painter, influenced by impressionistic aesthetics, who took painting lessons from Halil Pasha and at the Julian Academy in Paris. He is one of the painters of the 1914 Generation. He was the son of Kazasker Bereketzade Cemil Bey. Since his father was a civil servant, he completed his primary education in Egypt. He completed high school in Rhodes. He studied at Istanbul Darülfunun Law Faculty. He took his first lessons in painting from Halil Pasha between 1916 and 1920. He became one of the names that supported the establishment of the Fine Arts Union. He was in Paris between 1922-1923 and continued at the Art Academie Julian. Upon his return to Turkey in 1923 he became the Chairman of Kadikoy Halkevi. When he moved to Ankara in 1943, he became the Presidential office manager. During these years, he produced still life works. He produced such works by adopting the impressionist understanding of his art life in general. It was seen that he was influenced by Halil Pasha, Hikmet Onat, and Nazmi Ziya Güran in his works on Istanbul. He was mostly remembered as an 'open-air painter' with his paintings with the views of Fenerbahçe, Kurbagalidere, and Göksu. In these paintings, he did not see the light element as the element that determines the color and presented it with the reflection it's created in nature.