Photo of the artist, Farid BelkahiaFarid Belkahia (b.1934) Born in Marrakesh, Morocco. Belkahia started his prolific career at the age of fifteen. Greatly influenced by his city's rich heritage, he transforms traditional materials such as leather and impregnates them with natural minerals, local dyes and herbs like henna and saffron, and then stretches them into large abstract forms, he draws on magical symbols and rituals to make gigantic abstract signs.
Mohamed Kacimi (1942-2003) Born in Meknès, Morocco. Kacimi discovered his passion for painting at the age of 15, a passion he combines with poetry. His paintings are greatly influenced by the art of calligraphy and have been exhibited throughout the Arab world and France.