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Hassan Massoudy

Hassan Massoudy

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Hassan Massoudy was born in 1944 in Najef, South of Iraq. He grew up amid the scalding heat of deset, in a traditional Iraqi society. In 1961 he left for Baghdad and started working as an apprentice for various calligraphers. He eventually left Iraq for France in 1969. He got to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Paris where he fisrt worked on figurative painting. But he did not stop calligraphy altogether. Over the years, calligraphy progressively got into his figurative painting and eventually took its place.

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His creations are a subtle mix of present and past, oriental and occidental art, tradition and modernity. He perpetuates tradition while braking from it. Over the years he has purified and simplified the lines of his drawing. The words and phrases he draws come from poets and writers from all over the world or sometimes simply popular wisdom. All is work is strongly inspired by a humanistic interest.

Œuvres de Hassan Massoudy