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date: 15 October 2019

Rabi, Abdelkébirlocked

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Moroccan, 20th century, male.

Born 26 October 1944, in Boulemane (Fez).

Painter, draughtsman.

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....

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