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Tunisian, 20th century, male.

Born 26 May 1921, in Tunis.

Painter, miniaturist. Genre scenes, local scenes, figures. Wall decorations, stage sets, designs for stained glass.

Jélal Ben Abdallah was a student at the school of fine art in Tunis. Initially he was a miniaturist, having studied traditional Islamic art and developed an oriental style, often defined as Tunisian. He portrays the traditions and ceremonies of Tunisian life in a make-up inspired by the ancient miniatures, using a range of warm ochres and soft browns. He also proved himself to be capable of adapting the images from these miniatures to a much larger format, that of murals, especially popular in the banks of Tunisia. His pleasant illustrations of Tunisian traditions are very popular with the public. As well as a certain ease of style and subject-matter, he can also achieve a certain poetic vein in his work....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 8 March 1911, in Paris.

Painter, illustrator. Landscapes with figures. Stage costumes and sets.

Chauffrey travelled in Spain, Italy, Greece, the USA and Morocco; he brought back personal studies from these countries. He exhibited regularly in Paris, at the Salon d'Automne, the Salon de Mai and the Salon des Tuileries. Chauffrey created the sets and costumes for ...

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Tunisian, 20th century, female.

Active in France from 1954.

Born 5 September 1930, in Ferryville.

Painter (mixed media/gouache), collage artist. Stage sets, designs for tapestries.

Lily Designe lives and works in France, where she married. She uses a variety of techniques occasionally based on collage, with frequent references to the supernatural aspects of the theatre. She tends more towards the magical than the fantastic....

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Egyptian, 20th century, male.

Born 1940, in Cairo.

Painter, watercolourist, illustrator, decorative artist. Decorative motifs. Stage costumes and sets, designs for jewellery.

A pupil at the Académie Julian, the École des Arts Decoratifs and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Georges Doche went on to show his work in several public exhibitions and, in particular, at the Salon des Artistes Indépendants in Paris, as well as at several private galleries in Geneva, Tokyo and London. He had a number of solo exhibitions, including in Paris (...

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Egyptian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Italy.

Born 1957, in Cairo.

Painter, installation artist. Figures, portraits, animals.

Fathi Hassan was born in Nubia and first worked as an actor and a scenographer. In 1984, he obtained a diploma at the school of art in Naples. He has lived and worked in Italy since ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 29 September 1935, in Philippeville, Algeria.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver, medallist, illustrator. Figures, landscapes. Wall decorations, designs for stained glass, postage stamps.

Irolla's figurative painting is traditional, depicting the skies of Champagne, its valleys, vineyards, village churches and streets. He executed stained glass windows (Châlons-sur-Marne), mural decorations (Vitry-le-François, St-Memmie, Châlons-sur-Marne) and numerous postage stamps. He also illustrated several books, notably ...

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Algerian, 20th century, male.

Born 14 March 1930, in Mostghanem; died 1991.

Painter, watercolourist, illustrator, engraver. Stage sets.

Mohamed Khadda, a self-taught painter, was a communist who wrote the theoretical treatise Component of a New Art ( Élément pour un art nouveau) on Algerian painting. Although Kadda's art has its basis in the abstract, he by no means renounces all contact with nature, which underpins all his landscape paintings. Unexpected signs, inspired by Arab-Berber symbols, invest his canvases with violence and emotion. By trade a typographer, Khadda took great pleasure in devising a form of abstract calligraphy that he constantly renewed. This technique is at its most unashamedly exuberant in his painting ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 9 January 1954, in Morocco.

Painter.

Bernard Michel grew up in Morocco and studied under Zao Wou-Ki at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He graduated in scenography in 1980. As a scenographer, he has contributed to the staging of numerous operas, with Gilles Aillaud, Eduardo Arroyo and Jean-Paul Chambas. His personal work is inspired by the geometric motives of Islamic decoration. There, geometric figures are duplicated and overlaid in relief. His series ...

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Nigerian painter, sculptor, architect, and set designer. Nwoko’s works of art and architecture have been understood as exhibiting the tensions between modernism and indigenous design. Nwoko’s own published discussions of the political history of Nigeria and his recommendations for improvements in education, medicine, environmental conservation, and mechanical engineering have inspired art histories that describe him as not only an artist–architect but as an advocate for social reform....

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1951, in Agadir, Morocco.

Painter, draughtswoman, designer. Stage sets.

Chantal Petit's painting is strongly influenced by her work as a stage designer. Her portrayal of humans, the forces of nature and the animal world are closely linked. She took part in the Salon de Montrouge, near Paris, in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Active in Algeria between 1920 and 1957.

Born 29 September 1895, in Cahors; died 22 June 1974, in Paris.

Sculptor, painter, illustrator. Stage costumes and sets.

Jean Peyrissac's medical studies were interrupted by World War I; after the war, he devoted himself, as a self-taught artist, to the study and practice of painting and sculpture. He went to live in Algiers in ...

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British, 20th century, female.

Active in UK since 1955.

Born 1935, in Rhodesia.

Painter, stage and costume designer. Portraits, interiors, figures.

Yolanda Sonnabend, although born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), has been resident in England since 1954. She attended the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Geneva in ...

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French, 20th century, female.

Born 7 October 1897, in Villers-sur-Mer.

Painter, engraver, lithographer, illustrator. Stage costumes and sets, frescoes.

Marie Viton studied under Paul Sérusier and Maurice Denis. From 1936, she decorated many Algerian buildings with frescoes. Viton was appointed Peintre de l'Air (aviation artist) in ...