Calligrapher, physician (Born
2 July 1913, Bolu – Death 29 December 1987, Istanbul). His father is the
calligrapher and cover expert Hafız Efendi. He completed his primary and
secondary education in Bolu. He graduated from Istanbul Boys Teacher’s Training
School (1932) and Ankara Gazi Educational Institute’s Art Teaching Department (1936).
He received calligraphy lessons from Kamil Akdik and Necmeddin Okyay. He won
the specialization exam of European Printing and engraving organized by the
Ministry of National Education. Before leaving for specialization he finished
an internship in Istanbul Printing Office of National Education for six months.
In 1937 he went to
He wrote countless diplomas, patents and scriptures in Latin, including the scriptures of Anıtkabir (T.N. the tomb of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk). He realized works with new interpretations especially in “kufic” scripture. Other than “kûfic” he also worked on “celi divani” scripture. Numerous works of Barın were exhibited in special collections and museums at home and abroad. His articles were published in magazines and books. Besides he joined numerous international conferences and symposiums making presentations and being a jury member. He received the first prize in the International Hamburg Book Exhibition with his book titled Olimpiyat (1938), in the International Brussels Exhibition with his cover for the book Fâtih Divanı (1958), Gratitude Prize of Ministry of Cultural Affairs (1983), Turkish Labor Bank’s Grand Prize with his calligraphic work Ya Rahîm (1984).
Scriptures of ten marble
tablets placed into important locations of
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