Asim Abu Shakra

 

1961 - 1990

 

Arguably the finest painter produced by Israel's Arab minority - graduated from the Kalisher art school in Tel Aviv and soon after became known for his cactus paintings.
Abu Shakra's paintings adopted the cactus bush of the Arab village - the selfsame Sabre identified in Israel since the 1930s as a symbol and emblem of locally born Jews. The bush, in innumerable variations, consistantly proved the expressive power of his brush and a dramatic colorfulness, all imbued with poetry.
Ten of Asim Abu Shakra's finest works were exhibited in Golconda Fine Art in March 2008.

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