Saloua Raouda Choucair
(1916 - 2017)
Saloua Raouda Choucair was active/lived in Lebanon, France. Saloua Choucair is known for abstract geometric small painting and sculpture.
Biography Saloua Raouda Choucair
"Saloua Raouda Choucair, Early Exponent of Abstract Arabian Art, Dies at 100" by William Grimes, February 17, 2017, The New York Times
Saloua Raouda Choucair, a Lebanese artist and one of the first abstractionists in the Arab world, whose sense of line and form — derived from Islamic art — brought a new idiom to modernism, died on Jan. 26 at her home in Beirut. She was 100.
The death was confirmed by her daughter, Hala Schoukair.
It was not until she was in her 90s that Ms. Choucair (pronounced shoo-CARE), who lived and worked nearly all her life in Beirut, gained recognition outside Lebanon as an unsung hero of the modernist story, a distinctive, eloquent artist relegated to the margins of a traditionally Wester
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