Cemal Tollu

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Cemal Tollu (19 April 1899 – 26 July 1968) was a Turkish painter.[1] He served in the Turkish war of independence as a cavalry lieutenant.[2] and witnessed the Fire of Manisa. In 1933 he founded the "D Group" with several other painters[1] who were devoted to Cubism and Constructivism.[3] In his later life he was to teach at the Fine Arts Academy of Istanbul until 1965.[2]


  • The Burning of Manisa during the War for Liberation (1968)
  • Mother Earth (1956)
  • The Ballerina (1935)
  • Woman with Black Dress (1930)


  1. ^ a b Fleet, Kate (2006). The Cambridge History of Turkey. Cambridge University Press. p. 437. ISBN 9780521620963.
  2. ^ a b [1]
  3. ^ Shaw, Wendy M. K. (2011). Ottoman Painting: Reflections of Western Art from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic. I.B.Tauris. p. 170. ISBN 9781848852884.