Taner Ceylan (born 1967) is a German-born Turkish photo-realist artist. Ceylan studied painting in the Fine Arts Faculty at Mimar Sinan University between 1986 - 1991. He then worked for the Fine Arts Faculty of Yeditepe University between 2001-2003 as a lecturer and worked as an editor in chief of arts of Time Out Istanbul Magazine between 2001-2006. Many of his painting are in private collections such as those of Martin Browne, Dan Cameron, Fethi Pekin, and museum collections such as the Dr. F. Nejat Eczacıbasi Foundation and the Scheringa Museum of Realist Art.
His highest priced work is the painting 1879 (From the Lost Paintings Series) (2011) in which a veiled Ottoman noblewoman stands before the framed canvas of L'Origine du monde. He is represented by Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York City.
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