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Mehmet Saıp

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMehmet•Saıp Tuna
Used nameMehmet•Saıp
Born1901 in İstanbul (TUR)
Died21 July 1974 in Ankara (TUR)
NOC Turkey


Saıp Tuna studied for two years at the Sanayi-i Nefise Mekteb-i, renamed as the Art Academy in 1928. He then worked in Germany and France. At the beginning of the World War II, he returned to Turkey. Until he retired, he worked as a painting teacher at the İsmet Pasha Girls Institute. In 1942 he became a member of the Ankara Professional Painters Group. During this time, he created a series of portraits of the founder of modern Turkey, Kemal Atatürk. With numerous charcoal portraits, realistic landscapes and portraits, he was considered one of the leading artists of the time in Turkey. His style was based on the impressionist style of his teacher İbrahim Çalli.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions TUR Mehmet Saıp
Unknown Event, Open (Olympic) AC
Unknown Event, Open (Olympic) AC


YOB also seen as 1900 or 1904