Selim Cebeci, completed his studies in architecture in 1972. He began painting in 1980. As of 1983, he abandoned architecture and took up stage and costume designing, and worked as art director in advertisement films. In 1990, he concentrated mainly in painting. The few solo shows he opened in Istanbul and Ankara, sufficed in his name being included amongst the masters of photo-realism. In addition to his exhibitions, his works appeared on book covers; Murathan Mungan’s book “Kırk Oda”, which had reached its 11th edition in 2002, bore as its cover an exclusive painting by Selim Cebeci.Cebeci who continues working in Istanbul, is represented in private collections, as well as in the permanent collection of Santral Istanbul.