The Moroccan artist-painter, Mohamed Melehi, admitted to intensive care in a Paris hospital for a Covid-19 infection, died on Wednesday, we learn from those around him.
84-year-old Mohamed Melehi, one of the leading figures in modern Moroccan art, was in France for medical checks before contracting the virus. He died at the Ambroise Paré CHU where he was admitted to intensive care.
Leader of Moroccan modernity and cosmopolitan artist, Melehi was born in 1936 in Assilah. His work has helped shape the aesthetics of postcolonial and pan-Arab artistic networks through his geometric experiments, the cultural revolution operated with the School of Casablanca but also his work as a photographer, editor, designer, poster artist and muralist.
His artistic creations have been the subject of numerous exhibitions around the world and several retrospectives have been devoted to him.
Mohamed Melehi has established himself for some time as the main representative still alive, internationally, of contemporary Moroccan art.
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