Signed by the artist.
38.25" x 30.5"
About the artist: www.artoyuzbasiyan.ca
Arto has been part of the Canadian art scene since 1973. Arto Yuzbasiyan was born in 1948 in Istanbul, Turkey to a talented, pianist mother, and a father who was a textile manufacturer. Though he did not play a musical instrument like the rest of his mother's talented family, he was interested in drawing and painting and so at the age of eight, he started taking lessons from a religious painter by the name of Ojeni Telyan. He was profoundly influenced by her traditional, classical style. Later on, he studied under Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu for a brief period of time and Mustafa Pilevneli. Nonetheless, Arto claims that his main influence was Telyan's teaching
What makes Arto Yuzbasiyan's work special is its focus on what many would consider being out of the way depictions of life. Quiet downtown corners where life is lived in harmony with the city is what he captures.