Mohammad Omar Khalil


Mixed media on paper
30 x 23 cm (closed); 137 x 23 cm (open); leporello


Mohammad Omar Khalil (b. 1936, Khartoum, Sudan) is considered one of the Arab world’s most important contemporary artists working across painting and printmaking. Profoundly influenced by his travels in the Middle East and Europe, his work merges traditional elements and patterns with pop art and fine prints. Khalil graduated with a diploma in painting from the School of Fine and Applied Art, Khartoum, a diploma in fresco painting and mosaic from the Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, and a diploma in mosaics from the Academy of Fine Arts, Ravenna. His work has been part of numerous solo and group exhibitions in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Grenoble Museum, France; the Jordanian National Museum; and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Mohammad Omar Khalil – Untitled

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