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Tunisian, 20th century, male.

Born 19 November 1924, in Tunis.

Painter, draughtsman, sculptor. Local scenes, local figures. Low reliefs, wall decorations.

Zoubeir Turki was a student at the school of fine arts in Tunis, then spent a period in Stockholm from 1953 to 1958, where he attended the school of fine arts. He lives and works in Tunis. He portrays the figures in his compositions with a great deal of wit and affectionate humour, making them lively, vivacious, and malicious. His drawing is linear, very pure, and reminiscent of Matisse's, but is nevertheless full of detail, meaning, and the psychology of its figures. He especially excels in mimicking the Tunisian middle classes. He also executed some mural decorations and low reliefs in Tunisia....

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Tunisian, 20th century, male.

Sculptor. Figures, nudes, portraits, animals.

Béchir Zribi worked for a long period as a cabinetmaker and was known for his copies of bourgeois styles of the past. Staying with the material and the technique from his previous profession, he went on to sculpt directly from wood. He occasionally works with stone, also cutting directly, using the chisel in place of the gouge....