Istanbul Ataturk Institute of Education, Painting Department
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Hasan Canel was born in Pazarcık, in 1950. After completing Armutlu Elementary School, he attended Pazarcık Middle School. He completed his high school education in Gaziantep and Tarsus. Later, artist graduated from Istanbul Atatürk Institute of Education, Painting Department. Between 1977-2003, he worked as a teacher of painting in Mersin Tevfik Sırrı Gür High School. Since 2006, he has been involved in a variety of activities such as membership of the Board of Directors of Icel Art Club, membership of the Board of Directors of the Mersin 68’ers Association, administration of the Mediterranean Municipality City Council, management of culture and arts working group, and art consultancy of the Mediterranean National Education Directorate.
In his works, Canel is creating female-themed, figurative wooden sculptures and he does not use any tools apart from sculpting knives.