French painter and designer. He began his career painting the Algerian scenes of his youth, rendering Orientalist subjects—such as markets and musicians—with a distinctive, unaffected precision. In 1888 he went to Paris to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Auguste Herst (b 1825...
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Moroccan, 20th century, male.
Born 26 October 1944, in Boulemane (Fez).
Abdelkébir Rabi is self-taught. He started out painting figurative works in the Impressionist tradition; then, discovering contemporary painters and impressed by Nicholas de Staël, he moved progressively towards Abstraction. He is prominent among those Moroccan artists whose gestural Abstraction stems directly from Arabic calligraphy....