Great Islamic Calligraphers


These are the major calligraphers of the “six scripts” (Muhakkak, Reyhani, Sulus, Nesih, Tevki, and Rika):

 

NAME DATE OF DEATH (A.D.)
Ibnu Muqla 940
Ibnul-Bawwab 1022
Yakut el-Mustasimi 1298
Muhammed Ibnul-Wahid 1311
Ergun Kamili 1343
Abdullah Sayrafi after 1322
Ahmed Suhraverdi after 1328
Muhammed Et-Tayyibi after 1503
Seyh Hamdullah Efendi 1520
Ahmed Karahisari 1556
Hafiz Osman Efendi 1698
Mustafa Rakim Efendi 1826
Mahmud Celalleddin Efendi 1829
Esma Ibret Hanim Efendi ?
Kadiasker Mustafa Izzet Efendi 1876
Abdullah Zuhdi Efendi 1878
Mehmed Sefik Bey 1879
Kayiszade Osman Nuri Efendi 1894
Abdulahad Vahdeti Efendi 1895
Abdulfettah Efendi 1896
Circirli Ali Efendi 1906
Yahya Hilmi Efendi 1907
Bakkal Arif Efendi 1909
Sami Efendi 1912
Nazif Bey 1913
Hasan Riza Efendi 1920
Deli Omer Vasfi Efendi 1928
Aziz Efendi 1934
Kamil Akdik 1941
Neyzen Emin Yazici 1945
Tugrakes Ismail Hakki 1946
Mustafa Halim Ozyazici 1964
Mahmud Yazir 1952
Hamid Aytac 1982
Ali Alparslan 2005
Hasan Celebi born 1937
Husseyin Oksuz born 1944
Savas Cevik born 1953
Huseyin Gunduz born 1959
Mehmed Ozcay born 1963

 


These are the major calligraphers of the Talik script:

 

PERSIAN SCHOOL DATE OF DEATH (A.D.)
Mir-ali Tabrizi (invented the script) ca. 1420
Sultan-ali Mashhadi 1520
Malik Daylami 1561
Mir Imad el-Haseni (perfected the script) 1615

 

OTTOMAN SCHOOL DATE OF DEATH (A.D.)
Yesari Mehmed Esad Efendi 1798
Yesarizade Mustafa Izzet Efendi 1849
Kibrisizade Ismail Hakki Efendi 1862
Ali Haydar Bey 1870
Sami Efendi 1912
Necmeddin Okyay 1976
Mehmed Hulusi 1941
Kemal Batanay 1981
Ali Alparslan 2005
Ugur Derman born 1935

 






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