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Nur Ali Sheikh
91 year old, Nairobi-born Sheikh Nur Ali — philosopher and “international artist of peace” – has been described as a painter of beauty, with his images of neo-cubist themes, nostalgic women and landscapes winning him worldwide acclaim and inclusion in Who's Who in Art. Ali has painted and exhibited all over the world for the past fifty years.
Ali's philosophy and poetry is portrayed through the elements he paints, with crisp colour and rhythmical design. His African women dance, his animals move with grace and ease, his birds sing.
An amazingly versatile body of oil, tempera and watercolours draw on his African roots, his Indian heritage and British gentility. His work is sensuous and has historical, spiritual and contemporary concerns.
Ali formerly lived in a house depicted by Henry Matisse in one of his works set on the shores of Mediterranean in the Pyrenees Oriental between France and Spain. One of Ali's masterpieces is 'The Fruit of Love', in which he depicts himself as the bearded Adam beside a wide-eyed beautiful Eve under the tree of forbidden fruit.
Runnymede Court Fontley WayRoehamptonSW15 4NT
Ceramics Digital Drawing Glass Giclee Installation Jewellery Mixed Media