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Khalid Al-Jadir (Iraqi, 1924-1990) Mother and Children






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Date / Time :
March 08, 2018 10:00AM


Khalid Al-Jadir (Iraqi, 1924-1990)

Mother and Children
. Signed "K. Al-Jadir" l.r., with an unfinished composition of a standing figure on the reverse, inscribed "Breier" on the reverse, inscribed ".../Khalid Jadir/Baghdad/1955" on the back of the frame, with several inscriptions in Arabic on the back of the frame. Oil on paperboard, 21 1/2 x 14 1/4 in., framed. Condition: Abrasions and losses to edges, accretions (possibly from frame) to edges, surface grime.

N.B. A painter, scholar, and great advocate for the arts in Iraq, Khalid Al-Jadir first studied art and law in Baghdad before leaving Iraq for Paris in 1949. He spent five years in France studying, painting, and participating in exhibitions. He enrolled at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris and earned a doctorate in the History of Islamic Art from the Université de Lille. Upon returning to Baghdad, Al-Jadir continued to paint landscapes, cityscapes, scenes of contemporary life, and portraits of women and children, and he established himself as a leader in Iraqi academic and artistic communities. In 1980, he moved to Rabat, Morocco, where he continued to paint and to work as a university professor of art and history. According to Al-Jadir's brother, architect and professor Saad Al-Jadir, the artist painted this work upon his return to Baghdad from France.
Estimate $800-1,200

Framed dimensions: 26 1/2 x 19 in.

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Saad Al-Jadir, Khalid Al-Jadir, Khalid Jadir, Baghdad, Lille, Paris, Rabat, France, Iraq, Morocco