The Moroccan plastic artist, Mohamed Melehi, died on Wednesday at the Ambroise University Hospital in Paris, where he was under intensive care after being infected with a virus.
Moroccan plastic artist Mohamed Melehi died, on Wednesday, at the Ambroise University Hospital in Paris, where he was under intensive care after being infected with a virus.Covid-19”.
Al-Melehi, 84, was in France to conduct medical tests before contracting the virus.
The late artist was born in the city of Asilah in 1936, and received his education at the School of Fine Arts in Tetouan, then left for Hungary to complete his studies, and then to Spain, Rome, then Paris, and received a grant from the “Rock Filler” Foundation to study at Columbia University, before returning to Morocco In 1964.
His paintings are considered a symbol of modernity in Morocco, and he is also known for his distinctive artwork, through his work as a photographer, publisher, designer, poster artist, mural painter and sculptor.
Al-Melehi participated in several exhibitions around the world, including: the second Alexandria International Biennial in 1958, the first and second Youth Biennials in Paris (1959/1961), the Negro Art Festival in Dakar in 1966, the Wasiti Festival in Baghdad in 1972, and the Palestine Liberation Organization Exhibition in 1978.
He also had personal exhibitions at Bab Rouah Gallery and the National Gallery in Rabat, the Bronx Museum in New York, the Arab World Gallery in Paris, and the Sultan Gallery in Kuwait.