The Lebanese painter and sculptor Saloua Raouda Choucair’s exhibition has just been opened at Tate Modern in London (UK). It is the world’s largest retrospective of the artworks of this artist ever showcased.
The exhibition features more than 120 artworks, paintings and sculptures, which show the evolution of Saloua Raouda Choucair’s oeuvre over six decades of working.
Choucair (Beirut 1915) is a pioneer of Abstract Art in the Middle East. Her art is influenced by the work of Lebanese landscape painters Mustafa Farroukh and Omar Onsi, also by her period at the studio of Fernand Léger in Paris. She, now 97, has participated in many exhibitions and has been included in a number of quality collections.
Nevertheless, her art has always been far more welcome in Western countries than in her Lebanese homeland, partly because of being a woman artist in a male environment, also because Choucair’s art is not an easy one to understand.
The exhibition will be on display from 17 April until 20 October.
More Information: Tate Modern.