The first core of the Türkiye İş Bankası Artworks Collection, which is one of the most comprehensive and rich private collections in our country today, dates back to 1940. According to inventory records, the first 3 works included in the collection are; Hikmet Onat (1882-1977); Landscape Ortaköy, Rüstem Pasha Mosque Interior by Şevket Dağ (1876-1944) and Boat and Houses by Hasan Vecih Bereketoğlu (1895-1971). The works were taken from the first State Painting and Sculpture Exhibition opened in 1939.

These three paintings, signed by three master artists of Turkish painting, also determine the selectivity of the first steps taken towards the awareness of collecting. In the following period, works taken from the Independent Painters and Sculptors Union, D Group, Community Centers and CHP Dormitory Exhibitions enriched the collection in terms of quality and quantity.

Türkiye İş Bankası Artworks Collection has a privileged structure with its quality and quantity. First of all, it contains a significant number of works in numerical terms. There are more than 2500 works of more than 900 artists in the collection. More important than numerical abundance is that this accumulation will present the development line of Turkish painting art. The collection includes important representatives of Turkish painting, and an important privilege of the collection is that the paintings, which are the cornerstones of Turkish painting, increase in a chronological order.

Türkiye İş Bankası Artworks Collection collects works of art starting from examples produced since the beginning of Turkish painting and covering its development period extending to the 2000s. With this feature, it has the privilege of being a collection that reflects the history of our classical painting.

Collection; It presents a selection of works by Pre-Tanzimat Painters, First Graduates of Sanayi-i Nefise, Military Painters Generation, Çallı Generation, First Painter Women, Independent Painters and Sculptors Union Members, d Group, Yeniler Group, Ten Group and contemporary artists from the Modern Period to the present day.