Artist Nazife Hazar Paints Inspiring Murals Around Turkey

Published July 23rd, 2020 - 06:04 GMT

Nazife Bilgin Hazar, a housewife-turned-muralist, was encouraged by her family to pursue an art degree ten years ago, and she hasn’t stopped painting walls since.
“I’m turning 58 in August,” Nazife Bilgin Hazar tells TRT World. “I went to university when I was 49.”

Hazar had been a housewife with a high school diploma until then, but encouraged by her sons Cihan and Can, who are now 33 and 27 respectively, she decided to take the plunge.

“I had seen them study through the eighth grade, so I wouldn’t be neglecting them,” Hazar says.

View as a slider
View as a list
Nazife Bilgin Hazar, a housewife-turned-muralist, was encouraged by her family to pursue an art degree ten years ago. (Twitter/ @serkanakkoyun_)

Nazife Bilgin Hazar, a housewife-turned-muralist, was encouraged by her family to pursue an art degree ten years ago. (Twitter/ @serkanakkoyun_)

Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/@baskilarbutunu)

Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/@baskilarbutunu)

Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter)

Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter)

Decorating the building walls by climbing on the fire truck, Hazar says that his dream is to make Mersin an open-air art museum. (Twitter/@nocontextmersin)

Decorating the building walls by climbing on the fire truck, Hazar says that his dream is to make Mersin an open-air art museum. (Twitter/@nocontextmersin)

Within the scope of the project launched in Mersin, the walls of the old apartment buildings painted by Nazife Bilgin Hazar are decorated with the works of famous painters. (Twitter/@doganburak29)

Within the scope of the project launched in Mersin, the walls of the old apartment buildings painted by Nazife Bilgin Hazar are decorated with the works of famous painters. (Twitter/@doganburak29)

Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/ @doganburak29)

Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/ @doganburak29)

Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/ @doganburak29)

Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/ @doganburak29)

Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/ @avmustafaduman)

Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/ @avmustafaduman)

Nazife Bilgin Hazar, a housewife-turned-muralist, was encouraged by her family to pursue an art degree ten years ago. (Twitter/ @serkanakkoyun_)
Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/@baskilarbutunu)
Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter)
Decorating the building walls by climbing on the fire truck, Hazar says that his dream is to make Mersin an open-air art museum. (Twitter/@nocontextmersin)
Within the scope of the project launched in Mersin, the walls of the old apartment buildings painted by Nazife Bilgin Hazar are decorated with the works of famous painters. (Twitter/@doganburak29)
Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/ @doganburak29)
Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/ @doganburak29)
Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/ @avmustafaduman)
Nazife Bilgin Hazar, a housewife-turned-muralist, was encouraged by her family to pursue an art degree ten years ago. (Twitter/ @serkanakkoyun_)
Nazife Bilgin Hazar, a housewife-turned-muralist, was encouraged by her family to pursue an art degree ten years ago. (Twitter/ @serkanakkoyun_)
Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/@baskilarbutunu)
Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/@baskilarbutunu)
Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter)
Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter)
Decorating the building walls by climbing on the fire truck, Hazar says that his dream is to make Mersin an open-air art museum. (Twitter/@nocontextmersin)
Decorating the building walls by climbing on the fire truck, Hazar says that his dream is to make Mersin an open-air art museum. (Twitter/@nocontextmersin)
Within the scope of the project launched in Mersin, the walls of the old apartment buildings painted by Nazife Bilgin Hazar are decorated with the works of famous painters. (Twitter/@doganburak29)
Within the scope of the project launched in Mersin, the walls of the old apartment buildings painted by Nazife Bilgin Hazar are decorated with the works of famous painters. (Twitter/@doganburak29)
Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/ @doganburak29)
Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/ @doganburak29)
Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/ @doganburak29)
Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/ @doganburak29)
Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/ @avmustafaduman)
Art by Turkish Artist Nazife Bilgin Hazar. (Twitter/ @avmustafaduman)