Ethiopian painter, installation artist, graphic designer, and writer, active in the USA. She grew up in Addis Ababa in a family of painters before moving to the USA. She graduated from Howard University, Washington, DC, with a BFA in painting (1975) and returned in ...
Egyptian, 20th century, female.
Active in Lebanon.
Born 1945, in Alexandria.
Painter, graphic designer, illustrator. Figure compositions, figures.
Mouna Bassili Sehnaoui studied for two years at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, and completed her higher education at the University of Arizona in Tucson where she was awarded a diploma in graphic art and painting. She also won the first prize at the university's exhibition of students' works in ...
Ivoirian graphic artist. He was a volunteer in the French National Marines in 1941, and from 1946 to 1958 he worked for the Judicial Identity Department of the General Security of French West Africa. During the 1950s he became intrigued with the patterning of red and black stones near Daloa and began exploring other pattern and information systems, such as scarification and gold weights. He set about composing a pictographic alphabet for his language, Bete, creating over 400 ideograms in all. His small drawings are done in pen and coloured pencil, and almost all have the same format: an image, centered in each piece, is bordered by text written in French, English and/or Bete. Bouabré sees himself first as a philosopher and linguist, and his work is about contextualization and its lack. Aesthetically closer to the outsider or ...
French, 20th century, male.
Born 14 February 1925, in Alexandria, Egypt.
Painter, engraver, illustrator, graphic designer. Posters, wall decorations, designs for tapestries, designs for carpets.
From 1942, Jean Cortot studied under Othon Friesz at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, and together with Busse, Calmettes, Patrix and others, was a co-founder of the ...
French museum director, writer, graphic artist, collector, archaeologist and diplomat. He was the son of a provincial aristocrat. He went to Paris to further his law studies c. 1765 but entered the studio of Noël Hallé. He became Gentleman-in-Ordinary to Louis XV and was appointed keeper of the collection of engraved gems and medals that Mme de Pompadour had left to the King. In ...
Moroccan, 20th century, male.
Active also active in France.
Born 26 April 1934, in El Jadida.
Painter, draughtsman, lithographer, collage artist, film maker.
André Elbaz studied at Rabat's school of graphic art while at the same time taking drama classes at the city's theatre school. He began experimenting with collage while making posters for his theatre group, Mazagan, in El Jadida. Following a trip to France in ...
South African, 20th–21st century, male.
Born 28 April 1955, in Johannesburg.
Draughtsman, engraver, graphic designer, film producer, sculptor, theatre and opera designer and producer. Multimedia, animated films.
Although William Kentridge has practised his creativity in many domains and in a wide range of media (animated films, land art, sculpture, printmaking, theatre and opera design and production, installations), it is chiefly his large-scale charcoal drawings in process (drawing for animation) and his unique, short, animated films and their projection that have given him international fame....
S. J. Vernoit
Algerian painter and graphic artist. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Algiers, and in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Ecole des Arts Décoratifs and Institut d’Urbanisme de l’Académie de Paris. After returning to Algeria he worked at the Bureau d’Etudes des Tanneries and the Bureaux d’Etudes des Textiles, and he then went to Tunisia, where he became cultural adviser at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Tunis. Inspired by the calligraphic movement in Arab painting in the 1960s, he explored the potential of abstract calligraphic compositions in graphic art to great effect (e.g. the engravings ...
Belgian, 20th – 21st century, female.
Born 1953, in Bondo (now in the Democratic Republic of Congo).
Painter, draughtswoman, graphic designer. Figure compositions.
De Loose studied at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Bruges. She delicately paints scenes and figures from everyday life, often with a caustic caricaturing glance that is mocking rather than malign....
Zimbabwean graphic artist. To escape the civil war in Zimbabwe he moved to Zambia in 1974, where he completed basic courses in art. He then went to England on a scholarship, receiving his BA in 1980 from Middlesex University and his MA from the Central School of Art and Design, London. He returned to Zimbabwe and began work as a designer for an advertising agency, eventually establishing his own studio, the Maviyane Project. He was one of 25 designers from around the world, and the only African, to be asked to participate in designing a poster for the ...
S. J. Vernoit
Moroccan painter and graphic artist. He studied art in Morocco at the Escuela Preparatoria de Bellas Artes in Tétouan between 1953 and 1955, then in Seville and Madrid, as well as at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at Columbia University, NY. After the independence of Morocco in ...
Deborah A. Hoover
Zambian painter, sculptor, graphic artist and administrator. He received a diploma in the teaching of art from Evelyn Hone College, Lusaka (1989), and obtained both his BA (1998) and MA (1999) in Fine Art from Middlesex University, London. He worked as a cartographer (...
French, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 10 January 1948, in Casablanca, Morocco.
Painter, poster artist. Scenes with figures, landscapes, still-lifes, flowers.
Marc Miranda arrived in Montpellier in 1960 and attended classes at the École des Beaux-Arts. He lives nearby. After cursorily setting a landscape's planes or a still-life's objects, he paints mostly with a knife, in broad, brightly coloured flat tints, where reds clash with blues. He has taken part in the Salon d'Automne, the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he is an associate member, the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and the Salon des Indépendants, of which he is an associate member. He is also active in regional shows, where he has been awarded prizes and distinctions. He has shown his works in solo exhibitions at the Baux-de-Provence, at St-Étienne, at Arcachon, at Montpellier and in Paris....
Nigerian painter, sculptor, illustrator and poet. After attending Bishop Shanahan Secondary School, Orlu (1950–53), he received a degree in Fine Arts from the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Zaria (1957–61). In 1958 he founded the Asele Institute in Kafanchan for research in Nigerian art and culture. In the 1960s he was a member of the Ibadan Mbari Club, and a few years later formed the Enugu branch of Mbari that became a centre for artists of the Eastern region. His interest in Nigerian visual culture, especially that of his own Ibgo people, was most evident in his attention to and use of ...
French, 19th century, male.
J.J. Rifaud published Travels in Egypt, Nubia, etc., from 1805 to 1827 (Paris, 1829). He produced topographical views.
French, 19th – 20th century, male.
Born 2 August 1859, in Versailles; died 1938, in El-Biar (Algeria).
Painter, watercolourist, illustrator, poster artist, designer. Historical subjects, mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, figures, nudes, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, scenes with figures, interiors with figures. Murals, stage sets, designs for tapestries...
American, 20th century, male.
Born 6 December 1879, in Chicago; died 1960.
Watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist.
Charles Nicolas Sarka travelled widely - Florida and southern California, the South Seas, Hawaii, Egypt, Morocco, the Caribbean and Europe - which provided the subject-matter for his artistic output....
Senegalese painter, graphic artist, mosaicist and printmaker , active in Austria. Interested in painting since he was a child, he studied at the Institut National des Arts du Senegal (1969–73) and the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Although he lives in Vienna, he visits Dakar for several months each year. In ...
Nigerian painter, graphic artist, illustrator and poet. After studying at Central Art School, Onitsha, and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1965–6), he received his BA (1972) and MFA (1977) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he studied with Uche Okeke. He worked as a commercial artist and graphic designer for the Ministry of Agriculture, Enugu, and the Ministry of Information, Aba. Among his many honours are the Department of Fine Arts Prize (University of Nigeria, Nsukka), the T. A. Fasuyi Prize for painting, the Commercial Art Cup, the Shell d’Arcy Cup for painting, and the ...
Blanca García Vega
Spanish lithographer, illustrator and painter. In 1859 he enlisted for the African Campaign in Morocco, and the studies he did in Africa led to drawings for an atlas of the battles in Africa (Madrid, 1860), as well as those for Crónicas de la guerra de Africa...