One of Turkey's internationally well-known artist and intellectual, BEDRI BAYKAM , was born in 1957 in Ankara
He first studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris and later at the Califoria College of Arts and Crafts.
Baykam has had 97 one-man exhibitions all over the world and wrote 20 books.
Baykam is one of the pioneers of the New Expressionism movement and of multi-media and photo-painting oriented political art.
He is working actively for some associations, such as the Association for Supporting the Contemporary Living and Atatürk Thought Association. He is also one of the founders of UNESCO-AIAP-IAA International Association of artists Turkish National Committee.
Between 1995 and 1998, he was an elected member of the Party Assembly of the Social Democrat "Republican People's Party". Baykam was also a candidate for the Presidency of this Party in October 2003, at the General Congress in Ankara.