Atila Ozer -Turkey
He was born in Burdur, Turkey on April 3rd, 1949.
He completed his elementary, middle and secondary education in Burdur.
He published his first cartoon in 1973.
He was graduated from State Engineering and Architecture Academy (1973).
He moved to Eskişehir 1975.
He had his post graduate degree in “Communication Arts” from Anadolu University Social Sciences Institute (1985).
He had “Competency in Art” in “Graphics” from Marmara University Social Sciences Institute (1986).
He became an associate professor in 1995 and a professor in 2001 in Anadolu University.
He was interested in cartoon art as a cartoonist and a researcher.
He took part in various national and international exhibitions as a participant and/or jury member.
He was the founder and the director of the Anadolu University Cartoon Art Research Center and Eskisehir Cartoon Museum which was established as part of the Research Center (2002-2011).
He was married to German teacher Vicdan Bulunmaz Ozer.
He passed away in Eskisehir, Turkey on April 23rd, 2011.
SOME AREAS THAT ATILA OZER ASSUMED A LEADING ROLE IN CARTOON ART
In 1978, he opened an exhibition in Hortu village where Nasreddin Hodja was born.
In1983, he established Anadolu University Cartoon Club and designed the emblem of the club.
In 1984, he instructed the first cartoon lecture in Turkish Universities in Anadolu University’s Faculty of Communication Sciences and he continued to give lectures until his death.
In 2002, he established Anadolu University Cartoon Art Research Center and designed the emblem of the center.
In 2004, he established Eskisehir Anadolu University Cartoon Museum as a part of the Cartoon Art Research Center and he designed the emblem and opened 54 exhibitions as the director of the museum until his death.
In 2009, he organized the 1st Cartoon Museum Directors Meeting in Eskisehir in order to establish World Cartoon Museums Union and designed the emblem of the meeting.
HIS CARTOONS WERE PUBLISHED IN FOLLOWING NEWSPAPERS
Demokrat Izmir (1975), Sakarya (1976 – 1980), Politika (1977-1978), Gunaydin(1977), Sonolay (1977), Vatan (1978), Cumhuriyet (1981), Hurriyet Eskisehir 26 Supplement (1981), Istikbal (1985,1986), Essen Ruhr Word – Germany (1989), Karadeniz (1983), Rundschau – Austria (2000), Anadolu Haber (1998 – 2010)
HIS CARTOONS WERE PUBLISHED IN FOLLOWING MAGAZINES
TeknikGuc (1973), ZiraatMuhendisligi (1974), Girgir (1975 – 1980),7Gun (1975-1976), Firt (1976 – 1979), Carsaf (1977), KirsalGelisim (1977-1978), ÇCivi (1978), Cuval (1978), Mikrop (1978), Taban (1979), Bakis (1988),Karikaturkei – Germany (1989), NeuesReinland – Germany (1990), Cozum (1991), Reinischer Merkur – Germany (1992), PZ – Germany (1992), Weite Welt – Germany (1992), Ruhr Wort – Germany (1992), Bilisim (1992 – 2004), Macword (1977 – 1999), BolgeVizyon (2006-2011).
Greetings to Cartoon (Album),1982
Cartoons (Album), 1985
Cartoon Art and Advertising (Research),1988
Drawing as a Language of Communication: Cartoon (Research),1994
Techniques of Graphic Production (Text Book), 1995
Humors in Cartoon (Album),1995
Turkish Cartoons Winning Prizes Abroad (Research),1995
Theoretical and Applied Cartoon (Research),1998
Cartoon Museums (Research),1999
Cartoon Articles (Collection of Articles),2007