Dimensions of the canvas: 65 x 54 cm
Dimensions with its frame: 84 x 72 cm
>> Henri SAADA (1906-1976)
Born in Gabès in 1906, Henri was a student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Tunis in 1932. He then worked there as a teacher from 1938 until 1961, with the exception of the war years. From 1929, he exhibited regularly at the Tunisian Salon, in Algiers, in Bordeaux as well as at the International Exhibition in Paris in 1937. During his numerous stays in Italy and Spain, Tintoretto and Goya, his favorite painters, the inspired. From October 1961, he exhibited in numerous Salons. In 1965, his participation in the exhibition, The painters witnesses of their time, at the Galliéra Museum, made him feel recognized among Parisian painters.
A landscape painter, portrait painter, draftsman and caricaturist, he painted the Tunisian crowd on market days, the water carriers, Gabès’s bride in her folklore clothes. In 1961, he left Tunisia for good, the light of which he will never forget. He died in 1976.
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