Islek, Nevin

Self Portrait, 1965

Image for Self Portrait, 1965 (G1975.249)

Islek was born in Tekirdag, in northern Thrace. A published writer of short stories and poetry as well as an artist, Islek took private classes from Bedri Rahmi Eyüboglu for several years in the mid-1960s and participated in various local group exhibitions—but ultimately decided not to pursue a career as an artist. Mrs. Grey must have met Islek in 1965, while she was still studying with Eyüboglu, and purchased two self-portraits directly from her.

Medium Watercolor on paper
Dimensions 19 3/4 x 13 5/8 in.
Donor Gift of Abby Weed Grey
Credit Line Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection
Object ID G1975.249

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Collection Years: 1965