Abdul Rahman Hilmi

Abdul Rahman Hilmi (died 1805) was a Turkish calligrapher.

Meşk (calligraphy exercise). Ink, colours and gold on paper. Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Life and careerEdit

Abdul Rahman Hilmi was pupil of Egrikapili Mehmed Rasim Efendi. He was an adroit calligrapher, known for the firmness of his writing. He spent most of life in Hagia Sophia school in Istanbul studying calligraphy and training students.[1] [2]

Hilmi was remembered as a very moral and praiseworthy person. He died in 1220/1805 and was buried in Scutari, in the vicinity of another great calligrapher, Sheikh Hamdullah.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Behrens-Abouseif, D and Vernoit, S., Islamic Art in the 19th Century: Tradition, Innovation, And Eclecticism, Brill, 2006 page:95
  2. ^ Huart, C., Les Calligraphes et les Miniaturistes de l'Orient Musulman 1972, p. 188 Digital copy (in French)
  3. ^ Huart, C., Les Calligraphes et les Miniaturistes de l'Orient Musulman 1972, p. 188 Digital copy (in French)