Ercüment Kalmık (born 1909, Istanbul - d. February 21, 1971, Istanbul), known for his work in understanding the lyrical-abstract Turkish painters .
In 1928, Academy of Fine Arts in the Department of Painting by entering the first Nazmi Ziya's, then Ibrahim Calli 's was a student. In 1937, after graduation time in various newspapers and magazines and worked. In 1939 Paris 'e went and André Lhote 's studied painting at the workshop. Sorbonne University 's also took courses in art history. After returning to Turkey in 1940 in Ankara and Istanbul, was an art teacher at various high schools (1942–47).
In 1947 Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture 'in the colors and shapes began to teach composition. In 1967-68 Berlin Technical University's department of architecture as a guest lecturer in the basic design taught.
Previously, impressionistic understanding Kalmık employees, located in Europe at the time of cubism was interested. Braque 'la Picasso 's, then Fernand Léger and Henri Matisse's figures were impacted by understanding. After returning to Turkey maintained a distinct outer line of figurative abstraction and had a strong sense of pattern. In the 1960s, fishermen, boats and sailboats in front of an abstract landscape imagery began funding. With solid color stain, which highlights the contours of a lyrical expression in the works of this period are seen. As well as the etching Kalmık also makes the picture in the 1960s in the figurative sense of the prints that are dominant. As well as objects and natural appearance of the figure given the place and occupancy of the space in this building has been used in a balanced manner.
Domestically and abroad, participated in many group exhibitions, solo exhibitions opened. Picture, as well as many of the Republican era artists such as Turkish official's theoretical and philosophical concepts of articles on who wrote, conferences and radio talk conducts the Kalmık, "The Color of Harmony Systems" and "Nature and Art Texture entitled" two books in the 1950s, Istanbul Technical was published by the University. Istanbul, Gümüşsuyu his home in the Museum in 1997 by the name of Beth and Ercüment Kalmık was müzeleştiril.