Robert Alott, Pierre Auzole, Jean-François ARRIGONI NERI, Etienne TICKET, Alphonse BIRCK, BONO, Cécile Augustine BOUGOURD, Jules COIGNET, Maurice Bouviolle, Frederick Arthur BRIDGMAN, Georges CLAIRIN, Lieutenant LONG, Henri Saada, Victor SARFATI, Andre Sureda, H Edouard VERSCHAFFELT, Philip ZILKHEN
Hacene BENABOURA (1898-1960)
SCHOOL OF ALGERIA
ALGER STREET SCENE
STREET SCENE AT Algier
Oil on board signed "Benaboura" bottom right. Located in Algiers and dated 2.8.1950
46.5 x 38.5 cm
Hacène Benaboura (Algiers , 10 November 1898 - Algiers 23 April 1960) is one of the first Algerian painters. His work is often closer to the naive art.
Born in Belcourt, Hacène Benaboura is introduced by Jean Brua in 1957 in the "Algiers-Journal" as "the last survivor of the line of Aboura" Turkish princes, and privateers brothers of Barbarossa . His father, a horse dealer, owns several buildings in the Casbah . After a short schooling Hacène Benaboura entered the match factory in Hamma. He joined the war from 1914 to 1918, then became an auto body painter.
Drawing since childhood Hacène Benaboura is then attracted to painting, his walks in the test garden with him to discover the painters Maxime Noire and José Ortega at work. He turns by himself to painting around 1927 and devoted himself from 1944, its themes being the views of the port and the districts of Algiers, Belcourt, the Casbah, Le Ruisseau. The same year he participated in a collective presentation and in 1946, Famin René organized his first solo exhibition at the Gallery of the Minaret.
In 1955 Benaboura Aletti gets first place at the Grand Art Award of Algeria, and again in 1957. In 1958 Edmond Charlot introduces him to the Comte-Tinchant gallery. His friends organize a celebratory meal that included painters Mondzain , Galliéro , Bénisti , René Sintes , Albagnac , Gisèle Mianes , John Brown , Assus and Edmond Charlot.
Hacène Benaboura waork is seen 1963 at the exhibition of "Algerian Painters", then in 1964 to the one presented in Paris at the Museum of Decorative Arts.
Louis Endres (1896-1989)
YOUNG BERBÈRE GIRL
Charcoal, pencil and pastel on paper
signed, located and dated lower right: L. Endres, Boulemana Morocco 1937
25 x 19.5 cm
Louis John Endres, (1896-1989) was a talented American visual artist of the nineteenth century. He emigrated to Britain and spent a great deal of time in Morocco where he drew many Orientalist sketches and artwork. This particular drawing depicts the Moroccan tea-ritual which is widespread in Morocco and still in use in Morocco ever since the Gunpowder tealeaves from China where introduced there in the mid 1600's.
Moses LEVY (1885-1968)
ANIMATION TO HAFSIA
LIVELINESS AT TUNIS
Oil on canvas,
signed and dated "1940 MOSES LEVY"
38 x 46 cm
Moses Levy (موزس ليفي), born 3 February 1885 in Tunis and died on 2 April 1968 in Viareggio, is a painter and writer, native Tunisian. He was one of the pioneers of the genre in Tunisia and one of the current precursor of the School of Tunis.
In 1900 , when he was fifteen, he attended the Art Institute of Lucca. Three years later he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence with such teachers as Lorenzo Fattori. During this period he befriended Lorenzo Viani, Virgilio Antonio Carlini or Antony Witt.
In 1907, he was accepted at the Seventh Venice Biennale with seven etchings, for which he received a prize with a work entitled "The raccolta delle Olive". In 1911 he exhibited at the Chamber of Commerce of Tunis, and in Rome in 1913, on the occasion of the International Exhibition of Art, with six etchings. In 1914 he exhibited for the second time in Seccione della exhibition in Rome, where he won first prize for his engraving "Contadino Toscano". These etchings were quickly noticed; and it was at this period that he began to practice woodcut and monotype
After World War II , he founded the School of Tunis with his friends Pierre Boucherle , Jules Lellouche and Antonio Corpora. His studio in the Rue de Provence, the current street of 18-January in Tunis, becomes a privileged place of encounter of its members. He took frequent trips between the two shores of the Mediterranean Sea that served as an inspiration for his art.
Henri Saada (1906-1976)
Victor SARFATI (BORN 1937)
Andre Sureda (1872-1930)
YOUNG GIRL WITH BLACK EYES KABYLE
Mixed media on paper,
signed "A.SURÉDA" At bottom left view.
25.5 x 21.5 cm
André Suréda, born 5 June 1872 at Versailles , died 7 January 1930 at Versailles , is a designer , writer , illustrator and painter French Orientalist. From a Spanish noble family (his great-grandparents Don Bartolomé Suréda Miserol there and his wife Teresa were painted by Goya in 1805), he was educated at the Lycee Henri IV , then at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. By 1910, he was dedicated solely to Orientalism.
From 1902 to 1925 he exhibited regularly at the National Society of Fine Arts colonial exhibitions. He often traveled in North Africa where he met Georges Hilbert . He was present at the New York International Exhibition in 1927. In 1929, he illustrated books for Jean Tharaud and Jerome Tharaud "Next year in Jerusalem" and "The sun on Guy de Maupassant" .
Some of his works are the in possession at Musée Lambinet Versailles, the Rolin Museum of Autun , at Ahmed Zabana Museum of Oran , the BNF in Paris . He is considered a realisti,c and and an orientalist. He had rare opportunity to paint the privacy of women and religious communities in North Africa Levant and Palestine.