Karahisar, Ottoman Empire
|Died||1566 (aged 97–98)
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
|Known for||Islamic calligraphy|
|Movement||Thuluth and Naskh|
Karahisari was born in Karahisar. Unlike most of the Ottoman calligraphers of his era he did not follow the style of Sheikh Hamdullah, but adopted the trend of Yakut-ı Mustasımi. He created the best examples of the script varieties of Thuluth and Naskh. However, apart from his students, this style was not widely accepted.
In terms of the technique and innovations made to the calligraphy, he is considered one of the most important three Ottoman calligraphers along with Sheikh Hamdullah and Hâfiz Osman. Among the followers of Karahisari style his student Hasan Çelebi is renowned as much as himself.
He died in Istanbul.
Right part of a double-page frontispiece to a manuscript of religious texts, penned for Süleyman I. c. 1550