The purpose of this study is to attempt to determine the place and importance of Feyhaman Duran’s (Istanbul, 1886-1970) portrait painting, who is considered one of the pioneers and important representatives of the 1914 Generation, which is one of the important accelerations of Contemporary Turkish Painting, he also plays an important role in shaping the education in Sanâyi-i Nefîse School and artistic life of Ahmet Yakupoğlu (Kütahya, 1920-2016). In the study, the works of the Kütahyan painter Ahmet Yakupoğlu, who started his student life at the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts in 1940, graduated from the Feyhaman Duran and İbrahim Çallı workshops and continued his artistic life for many years, were included and his works’ similarities with Feyhaman Duran was attempted to be compared. As a method in the research; literature review and comparative work analysis method was used, and concrete data were attempted to be obtained by examining photograph and document elements. As a result; It can be concluded that Ahmet Yakupoğlu was greatly influenced by his workshop teacher Feyhaman Duran in the formation of his art, also takes him as an example with his humility and productivity and adopts those as his characteristic features. It can be said that Ahmet Yakupoğlu adopts a realistic and expressive style by blending his palette with a traditional attitude, feeding on an impressionist understanding in both his portrait and landscape paintings.
Keywords: Feyhaman Duran, Ahmet Yakupoğlu, Impressionism, Turkish portrait painting, painting art