(1903 - 1967)
Fikret Mualla was active/lived in France, Turkey. Fikret Mualla is known for expressionist, fauve painting, street scenes and social genre.
Biography Fikret Mualla
Fikret Mualla Saygi was a 20th-century avant-garde* painter of Turkish descent. His work reflects influences from Expressionism* and Fauvism*, with subject matter focusing on Paris street life, social gatherings such as cafés and circuses.
He was born in Kadiköy, Istanbul, but lived and worked in Paris, a long time since 1939 as an artist.
As his mother desired to have a daughter, she gave him the girl's name "Mualla". Fikret Mualla was very much loved by his mother. This relationship played an important role in his later life. At the age of 12, he was crippled in his right foot when he kicked hardly to imitate his uncle Hikmet Topuzer, a footballer for Fenerbahçe SK. Not long after, he lost his mother to a grippe epidemic. Hi
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