Ebru Artist , Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts
He was born in Malatya in 1952. He began his education in Textiles at State Academy of Fine Arts, High School of Industrial Applied Arts in 1973. He was encouraged by Prof. Emin Barın to try calligraphy and paper marbling and took a special interest in paper marbling in 1973. He graduated from the Academy in 1977. He committed himself to relentless research on paper marbling in London, where he stayed to enhance his expertise between 1978 and 1981. He was later recognized as the first artist to discover a new paper marbling technique called Barut Marbling in 1988. During this journey, he has also provided a multitude of articles for newspapers and magazines, attended numerous TV programmes and received numerous awards. He has given more than 195 lectures worldwide, conducted countless courses, and seminars. Barutcugil has opened or participated in more than 246 exhibitions. Hikmet Barutçugil is the first Turkish winner Art in Action art festivale's "BEST OF THE BEST" price 2012and 2016, organized by London School of Economic sience. His works can be seen in many museums, including one at the British Museum (London, UK). Barutcugil has published twenty-four books. Barutcugil is a lecturer at the department of Traditional Turkish Arts, Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts (Istanbul, Turkey). He conducts workshops on marbling and other traditional crafts like calligraphy, tezhip (illumination), miniature painting, and book binding at his art centre, Ebristan.