Poet and painter (b. 1913, Görele / Giresun - d. 21 September 1975, İstanbul). He received primary and elementary education in Trabzon. He studied for two years at Istanbul Fine Arts Academy (1929-31). When he returned from Paris, where he had been for two years, he became a faculty member (1933) and then became a professor there. Eyuboğlu, who founded "D Group” with five of his friends who had entered the academy with him (Cemal Tollu, Nurullah Berk, Sabri Berkel, Faik İzer and Zühtü Müridoğlu), was known for his painting as much as his poetry and received many awards in this field.
He first began to write his poems in the review Muhit in 1928. Then he chose to follow the "First New" movement and his work was published in newspapers and reviews such as Yeni Adım, Tan, Ses, Gün, İnsan, İşte, Büyük Doğu (1938-44), Varlık and Yeditepe. His articles on various subjects were published in the newspaper Cumhuriyet. He showed great talent in using folklore in his poems, in which can be seen instantly his efforts to create pictures with words. He became popular with his poem Karadut (Black Mulberry). He suffered from jaundice but did not respond to treatment. After his death, he was chosen as the Artist of Year in 1976 by the review Milliyet Sanat. He is buried in Küçükyalı Graveyard.
POETRY: Yaradana Mektuplar (Letters to God, 1941), Karadut (Black Mulberry, 1948, new edition. 2002), Tuz (Salt, 1952), Üçü Birden (Three in One, with his previous two books, 1953), Dördü Birden (Four in One, with his previous three books, 1956), Karadut 69 (Black Mulberry 69, collected poems, 1969), Dol Karabakır Dol (Fill Up, Karabakır, Fill Up, all poems, 1974; with the same name, all works, first book in the series, 1985), Yaşadım (I Lived, 1977).
VOYAGE-ESSAY: Cânım Anadolu (My Dear Anadolu, 1953), Yedikule'ye Mektuplar (Letters to Yedikule, 1972), Tezek (Dried Dung, 1975), Delifişek (Unbalanced, 1975), Bu Anadolu Var Ya (This Anatolia, 1993), Resim Yaparken (While Painting, 1996), Kardeş Mektupları (Fraternal Letters, second book of the series, 1985), Gece Yarısı (Midnight, complied by his son Mehmet Hamdi Eyuboğlu, 2003).
LETTER: Aşk Mektupları (Love Letters, correspondence with his wife, Eren Eyuboğlu, 3 volumes, first book 1932-1933, second book 1933-34, third book 1934-36, edited by M.Hamdi Eyuboğlu).
BOOKS ON PAINTING: Binbir Bedros (One Thousand and One Bedros, 1977), Resme Başlangıç (Introduction to Painting, 1977), Karadut (Black Mulberry, 1979), Babatomiler (Fathertomies)
New editions of his works have been published by Bilgi Press since 1985. İş Bank Publications published his collected works in 2002.
REFERENCE: Mehmet Kaplan / Cumhuriyet Devri Türk Şiiri (1973, s. 97-108), Muzaffer Uyguner / “Dol Karabakır Dol” (Türk Dili, Ocak 1975), Milliyet Sanat Dergisi’nde Bedri Rahmi Eyuboğlu özel bölümü (26 Eylül 1975), Varlık Dergisi’nde özel bölüm (Kasım 1975), Yeni Ufuklar Dergisi’nde özel bölüm (Kasım 1975), Hıfzı Topuz / Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu / Konuklar Geçiyor (1975), Cengiz Bektaş / Bedri Rahmi Nakışlı Bir Deneme (1975), Cavit Orhan Tütengil / Yaşayan Bedri Rahmi (Sanat, Eylül-Ekim 1976), Arif Kaptan / Bedri Rahmi’yi Anımsarken (Sanat, Eylül-Ekim 1976), Fikret Otyam / Öğretmenim Bedri Rahmi (Sanat, Eylül-Ekim 1976), M. Başaran / Bedri Rahmice (Sanat, Eylül-Ekim 1976), Turan Erol / Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu’nun Yaşamı ve Sanatı (Sanat, Eylül-Ekim 1976), Ahmet Köksal / Bir Kanadı Nakış, Bir Kanadı Türkü (Sanat, Eylül-Ekim 1976), Zeynep Oral / Eren Eyüboğlu Anlatıyor: “Bedri, Abidin ve Ben...” (Milliyet, 30 Mart 1980), Mehmed Kemal / Bedri Rahmi Eyupoğlu / Şairler Dövüşür (1981), Doğan Hızlan / Bedri Rahmi’nin Şiiri Neredeydi? (Hürgün, 21.9.1985), Emin Çetin Girgin / Bedri Rahmi (Hürgün, 21.9.1985), Hami Çağdaş / Tanpınar’da Bursa ve Eyüboğlu (Hürriyet Gösteri, Şubat 1986), Mehmet H. Doğan / Bedri Rahmi’nin Şiiri (Şiirin Yalnızlığı, 1986), Şükran Kurdakul / Bedri Rahmi Eyuboğlu /Çağdaş Türk Edebiyatı – Cumhuriyet Dönemi (1987, s. 204-209), İhsan Işık / Yazarlar Sözlüğü (1990, 1998) - Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) - Ünlü Edebiyatçılar (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 4, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), Bedri Rahmi’de Trabzon (Kıyı, Eylül 1990), Abdullah Çelik / ‘Dol Karabakır Dol’ Üzerine (Kültür Gençlik, Eylül-Ekim 1993), Abdullah Çelik / Bedri Rahmi Eyuboğlu (1996), Nurdane Özdemir / Anadolu Halk Kültüründe Resim, Heykel ve Müziğin Yeri, Önemi (1997, s. 135-146), İş’te kitap (Bahar 2002), Sadun Tanju / Eski Dostlar (Ara Güler’in fotoğraflarıyla, 2002), Karadut (Radikal Kitap, 4.11.2002), Abdullah Tekin / Mektupların Hası: ‘Aşk Mektupları’ (Cumhuriyet Kitap, 31.1.2002), Burak Soyer / Satıraralarında Aşk (Radikal Kitap, 3.3.2006).