Saturday, March 24, 2007
Yahya Hilmi was born in Istanbul in 1249 H. He learned the art of calligraphy from Hasim Effendi, a pupil of Rakim, and Halil Zühdi Effendi. His Thuluth, and more particularly his Naskhi, were remarkable for their perfection of style and attractive appearance. The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts contains a very large-scale Qur’an. He was a very rapid writer.This great calligrapher died in 1325 H. and was buried in the graveyard of Süleymaniye Mosque.