Abidin Dino, one of the most prolific intellectuals of Turkish modern art, represented “diversity and versatility” in a dazzling array of creativity, say those who knew and appreciated the artist.

“Painting, drawing, original prints, sculpture, ceramics, film, theater, criticism, novels, and stories. We don’t have many artists who work in all these areas,” Turkish journalist Zeynep Avci told Anadolu Agency.

Avci, the author of the 2000 book Abidin Dino: From A to Z, hailed Dino as “one of the most unique figures in Turkish art history.”

Dec. 7 marks 26 years since the passing of the Turkish artist, who

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