Mustafa Altıntaş was born in Akşehir/Turkey on 15 June 1946. He began his art education at Gazi Eğitim Enstitüsü teacher training college in Ankara and his works were displayed at a number of exhibitions. In 1970 he won a French scholarship to study in Paris and entered a studio at the CITE INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS. He enrolled at the E.N.S.B.A Academy of Fine Arts in Paris and studied painting and monumental painting at the studios of Gustave Singier and Jean Bertholle. Between 1977 and 1980 he studied for his master`s degree at the Faculty of Cinematic Arts at SORBONNE UNIVERSITY and became student of such as famous names as the cinema aestheticist and historian Jean Mitry, Eric Rohmer and Jean Rouch. His highly disciplined plastic art works have been displayed at international biennials and festivals and at many one man and mixed exhibitions in France and other European countries since 1970.
Altıntaş`s paintings are in private and public collections in France, The United States, Switzerland, Finland and Turkey. The artist shares his times between Paris, İstanbul and Bodrum working at his studios in these cities. The artist produced during the 90ies series of paintings which were inspired by Dominique INGRES “The Turkish Bath”. He also was inspired by Gustave COURBET’s work “L’ORIGINE DU MONDE”, this work is exhibited at the Musee d’Orsay museum. The ART350 Gallery is honored to present Mustafa Altıntaş’s unplubished works in Akaretler and on the Bağdat Street.