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    Saloua Raouda Choucair / edited by Jessica Morgan ; with essays by Ann Coxon, Jessica Morgan, Kirsten Scheid, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie.
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    London : Tate Publishing, 2013.
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  • Choucair, Saloua Raouda -- Exhibitions.
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  • Art, Lebanese -- 20th century.
  • ISBN: 
    9781849761246 (hc.)
    1849761248 (hc.)
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    176 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
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    Distinctions that could be drawn : Choucair's Paris and Beirut / Kirsten Scheid -- The potentiality of the thing : Saloua Raouda Choucair's modular sculpture / Ann Coxon -- Two lovers in a park at midday : the urban imagination of Saloua Raouda Choucair / Kaelen Wilson-Goldie.
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    Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at Tate Modern, Apr. 16-Oct. 20, 2013.
    Additional Author: 
    Morgan, Jessica, 1968-
    Tate Modern (Gallery)
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    Saloua Raouda Choucair, born in 1916 in Beirut, was the first abstract artist in Lebanon, and her exhibition in 1947 at the Arab Cultural Gallery in Beirut is considered to have been the Arab world's first abstract painting display. In 1948 she left Lebanon and went to Paris, where she studied at the Ecole nationale superieure des Beaux-Arts and attended Fernand Leger's studio. In 1950, she was one of the first Arab artists to participate in the Salon des Realites Nouvelles in Paris. By 1962 she began to concentrate completely on sculpture, and by 1963, she was awarded the National Council of Tourism Prize for the execution of a stone sculpture for a public site in Beirut.. Choucair's work has been considered as one of the best examples of the spirit of abstraction characteristic of Arabic visual and geometric art, apparently disconnected from the observation of nature.--Provided by publisher.
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    Includes bibliographical references (p. 165) and index.
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