Burhan Dogançay (born 1929 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish-American artist.
Burhan Dogançay obtained his artistic training from his father Adil Dogancay, and Arif Kaptan, both well-known Turkish painters. In his youth, Dogançay played on the Turkish Gençlerbirli?i soccer team. In 1950, he received a law degree from the University of Ankara, Turkey. While enrolled at the University of Paris in 1953 from where he obtained a doctorate degree in economics, he attended from 1950 until 1955 art courses at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. During this period he continued to paint regularly and to show his works in several group exhibitions. Soon after his return to Turkey, he participated in many exhibitions, including joint exhibitions with his father at the Ankara Art Lovers Club. Following a brief career with the government (diplomatic service) which brought him to New York City in 1962, Dogançay decided in 1964 to devote himself entirely to art and make New York his permanent home. Today, Dogançay lives and works both in New York City and Turgutreis, Turkey.
Ab initio, Dogançay was fascinated by urban walls and chose them as his subject. He saw them as the barometer of our society and a testament to the passage of time, reflecting social, political and economic changes, frequently withstanding the assault of the elements and the markings left by people.
In the mid-seventies, Dogançay embarked on what he saw then as his secondary project: photographing urban walls all over the globe. Over time, this project gained importance as well as content and after four decades now encompasses over 100 countries. These photographs are an archive of our time and the seeds for his paintings, which in and by themselves are also documentary of the era in which we live. With posters and objects gathered from walls forming the main ingredient for his work, it is only logical that Dogançay's preferred medium has been predominantly ‘collage' and to some extent ‘fumage'. Dogançay re-creates walls in different series.
In the 70s and 80s he gained notoriety with his interpretation of urban walls in his signature ribbons series, which in contrast to his collaged billboard works such as the Cones Series, Doors Series or Walls of Alexander consist of clean paper strips and their calligraphically-shaped shadows. This series later gave rise to aluminum composite material shadow sculptures and Aubusson Tapestries.
Being exclusively dedicated to the work of Burhan Dogançay, and to a minor extent also to the art of his father, Adil, the Do?ançay Museum provides a retrospective survey of the artist's various creative phases from his student days up until the present. With about 100 works on display, Do?ançay Museum in Istanbul's Beyo?lu is Turkey's first contemporary art museum.
Do?ançay's works is in the collection of many museums around the world including New York's MoMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as well as National Gallery of Art in Washington, MUMOK in Vienna, Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris, Istanbul Modern in Istanbul, The Israel Museum in Jerusalem and The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.
2005 - Contribution to the Arts Award given by the International Contemporary Art Exposition, ?stanbul
2005 - Art Honor Award given by the Art Forum Plastic Arts Fair, Ankara
2004 - Honorary doctorate from Hacettepe University, Ankara
2004 - Painter of the Year Award given by Sanat Kurumu, Ankara
1995 - National Medal for the Arts for Lifetime Achievement & Cultural Contribution given by the President of the Republic of Turkey
1992 - Medal of Appreciation given by the Ministry of Culture of Russia
1984 - Enka Arts Arts & Science Award, ?stanbul
1969 - Tamarind Lithography Workshop Fellowship, Los Angeles
1964 - Certificate of Appreciation by the City of New York
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Museum and Public Collections
Albertina - Grafische Sammlung. Vienna, Austria.
Amon Carter Museum. Fort Worth, Texas. USA.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Victoria, British Columbia. Canada.
Atatürk University. Erzurum, Turkey.
Bangladesh National Museum. Bangladesh.
Bank für Arbeit und Wirtschaft und Österreichische Postsparkasse. Vienna, Austria.
Benaki Museum. Athens, Greece.
Bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris. Paris, France.
British Museum. London, United Kingdom.
Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, New York. USA.
Brooklyn Public Library. Brooklyn, New York. USA.
Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. USA.
Centre Pompidou. Paris, France.
Clark Arts Center, Rockford College. Rockford, Illinois. USA.
Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, Ohio. USA.
Cultural Foundation. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Dogançay Museum. Istanbul, Turkey.
Eczacibasi Collection. Istanbul, Turkey.
European Parliament. Brussels, Belgium.
Farnsworth Art Museum. Rockland, Maine. USA.
Fotomuseum Winterthur. Winterthur, Switzerland.
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum. Minneapolis, Minnesota. USA.
Georgia Museum of Art. Athens, Georgia. USA.
Grunwald Center For The Graphic Arts, Ucla At The Armand Hammer Museum Of Art And Cultural Center. Los Angeles, California. USA.
Hacettepe University. Ankara, Turkey.
Heckscher Museum Of Art. Huntington, New York. USA.
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. Hiroshima, Japan.
Israel Museum. Jerusalem, Israel.
Istanbul Bilgi University. Istanbul, Turkey.
Istanbul Modern. Istanbul, Turkey.
Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. Jordan.
Kennedy Museum Of Art. Athens, Ohio. USA.
Kunstmuseum Bern. Bern, Switzerland.
Kutztown University. Kutztown, Pennsylvania. USA.
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum Of Art. Los Angeles, California. USA.
Le Frac-Collection Aquitaine. Bordeaux, France.
Library of Congress. Washington, DC. USA.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Humlebaek, Denmark.
Maier Museum Of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Lynchburg, Virginia. USA.
Marburger Universitätsmuseum. Marburg, Germany.
Mary Baldwin College. Staunton, Virginia. USA.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, New York. USA.
Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center Art Gallery. Fredonia, New York. USA.
Middle East Technical University. Ankara, Turkey.
Moderna Museet. Stockholm, Sweden.
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain. Strasbourg, France.
Musée de Grenoble. Grenoble, France.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago). Santiago, Chile.
Museu de Arte Moderna - MAM. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Museum Bellerive. Zurich, Switzerland.
Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Salzburg, Austria.
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany.
Museum Moderner Kunst. Vienna, Austria.
Museum of Contemporary Art (Skopje). Skopje, Macedonia.
Museum Of Fine Arts (Houston). Houston, Texas. USA.
Museum of Modern Art. New York, New York. USA.
Museum of Painting & Sculpture. Istanbul, Turkey.
Museum of The City of New York. New York, New York. USA.
National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC. USA.
Neuberger Museum Of Art. Purchase, New York. USA.
New York Historical Society. New York, New York. USA.
Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum. Denmark.
Palm Springs Art Museum. Palm Springs, California. USA.
Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.
Reading Public Museum. Reading, Pennsylvania. USA.
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University. Waltham, Massachusetts. USA.
S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst. Ghent, Belgium.
Sakip Sabanci Museum. Istanbul, Turkey.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. New York, New York. USA.
St. Francis College. New York, New York. USA.
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Dresden, Germany.
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Berlin, Germany.
Swarovski Kristallwelten. Wattens, Austria.
Telfair Museum Of Art. Savannah, Georgia. USA.
The Brooklyn Historical Society. Brooklyn, New York. USA.
The Daniel A. Reed Library Art Collection, SUNY Fredonia. Fredonia, New York. USA.
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum Of Art. Norman, Oklahoma. USA.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Sarasota, Florida. USA.
The Museum of Modern Art (Ibaraki). Japan.
The Newark Museum. Newark, New Jersey. USA.
The Snite Museum Of Art, University Of Notre Dame. Notre Dame, Indiana. USA.
The State Russian Museum. St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Toledo Museum Of Art. Toledo, Ohio. USA.
Trakya University. Edirne, Turkey.
University of Colorado at Denver. Denver, Colorado. USA.
University Of Michigan Museum Of Art. Ann Arbor, Michigan. USA.
Webster University. Saint Louis, Missouri. USA.
Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, New York. USA.