In memory of Abdallah BENANTEUR, who passed away on December 31, 2017.

From 31 December 2017 to 30 December 2018 - Espace Claude Lemand

  • ABDALLAH BENANTEUR, Portrait in 2007 by DAHMANE.

    ABDALLAH BENANTEUR, Portrait in 2007 by DAHMANE. © Dahmane. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • BENANTEUR, Le Bois d’Amour.

    Le Bois d'Amour, 1981. Oil on canvas, 130 x 97 cm. Donation Claude and France Lemand. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. Copyright The Estate of Abdallah Benanteur. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.


Claude and France Lemand and the col­lec­tors friends of the great artist pre­sent their most sin­cere con­do­lences to his sons Dahmane and Younes Benanteur, and are com­mitted to con­tinue sup­porting faith­fully their father’s won­derful oeuvre.

‘ Born in 1931 in Mostaghanem, Abdallah Benanteur was brought up in an Algerian family and cul­tural envi­ron­ment, specif­i­cally enthralled by writing and illu­mi­nated manuscripts, by mystic Muslim poetry, by Andalusian music and songs. In 1953, he set­tled down in Paris, which he trans­formed into his own cap­ital of life and cre­ativity.

Impregnated by the Arab cul­ture from his native Algeria, by the great European painting in museums across France and Europe, by the graphic arts and manuscripts from Europe, the East and the Far East, inspired by the poets from around the world, he man­aged to create his own per­sonal and sub­lime works, pro­ducing lyrical land­scapes infused with the light of his Mediterranean home­land and that of his adopted Brittany, as well as a tran­scen­dental light that trans­forms the memory’s land­scapes in a par­adise peo­pled by his beloved ‘chosen’ ones’.
(Claude Lemand)
Translated from French by Valérie Didier Hess.

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