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Fitnat Katircioglu

Fitnat KatirciogluFitnat Katircioglu is a French painter of Circassian origin, born in Istanbul-Turkey. Her introduction to the artistic world was at an early age through her beloved mother, artist, Jale Yasan. After graduating from a French Secondary school, Notre Dame de Sion, she went to Paris in 1971 and earned an art degree from the Nationale Superior Fine Arts School of Paris.

Her paintings are of Avant-Garde Visionary – Fantastic/Surrealist style and she applies old masters’ technique in the execution of her paintings. The themes are often about life, death, the birth of the world and its evolution, and the mystery of the universe, the struggle of men and nature for a better world and resolving various conflicts. She dreams of being able to live together in harmony and transform the world in a timeless universe where nature, in every sense of the term, in mutation can also “hide more images”.

Through her paintings, she sometimes expresses black humor, suggests a story in itself, like a comic book or science fiction.While she was a young student in the the Nationale Superior Fine Arts School, her art became a great attraction to the art word and she attended many solo and joint exhibitions in France. Since then, she has been participating in many exhibitions and showing her artwork throughout the world, mainly in Europe.

She won the first prize in the competitions organised by Art Life in 2012. Her artwork was shown in Hotel Drouot (Paris), Versailles, Rembouillet and Metz and presented in their catalogues.

She is affiliated to the House of Artists in France since many years ago as a professional visual artist. Fitnat is also an active member and shareholder of the Taylor Foundation since June 2010.

Some of her works were auctioned at Hôtel Drouot, in Rambouillet and Metz (France). Her name is mentioned in some books on odds painters and numerous publications in French and foreign press and interviewed on French radios and Italian televisions. Her paintings are in private collections in France and in several countries all over the world. From 1992 to March 2012 , she has been teaching courses of drawing, pastel, painting and live models in “Paris Ateliers” (the city of Paris), formerly known as “ADAC”. She made some solo exhibitions; invited to participate in many exhibitions in Paris and abroad, group shows, in one of which, as a guest artist of honor at Saint -Flour (Cantal)Guest artist of honor at Saint-Ybard in may 2015.
She also drew cartoons for a local political newspaper (Saint -Mandé), did illustrations, signs, many renovations and decorations of houses, apartments and shops. She also drew cartoons for a local political newspaper ( Saint -Mandé ), did illustrations, signs, many renovations and decorations of houses, apartments and shops.Winner of DreamArt-ArtLife contest at 2012 in the professional category (painting). Fitnat has had some solo exhibitions; invited to participate in many exhibitions in Paris and abroad, group shows, in one of which, as a guest artist of honor at Saint -Flour (Cantal)Guest artist of honor at Saint-Ybard in may 2015.
She still lives at Paris and continue to paint in her studio.

Member of First medal in June 2014.
Winner of DreamArt-ArtLife contest at 2012 in the professional category (painting).
Silver medal in the exhibition of the Lonzac group show for her exhibited works. (Corrèze Limousin).
Silver medal in the exhibition of the Lonzac group show for her exhibited works. (Corrèze Limousin).