(19 November 1924
– 23 October 2009) was a Tunisian painter and sculptor of Turkish
He was the younger brother of Hedi Turki
He went back to Tunisia
in 1958, two years after the country's independence where he resumed contact with the School of Tunis which he was a founding member of and served as senior official in the Ministry of Culture
His administrative and political associations continued to increase, he became the President of several associations and unions, including the National Union of plastic and graphic arts, the Cultural Commission of the city of Tunis, and the Union of Plastic Artists Arab Maghreb. He founded and directed the Center for Living Art and the Belvedere; furthermore, on the political front, he was elected to the National Assembly
in 1979 and a municipal councilor for the city of Tunis.
Turki paintings drew its inspiration in matters of Tunisian culture
and its traditions, portraying characters and scenes of everyday Tunis. Building a collective memory of Tunisia made his work a unique style which earned him international recognition. The critical Louati Ali
said in a book dedicated to modern art that Turki is undoubtedly the most popular artist in the history of the artistic movement in Tunisia.
Turki was also a sculptor; he made the bronze statue of Ibn Khaldun
, erected on Avenue Habib Bourguiba
, where the School of Tunis was founded in 1949. He also created the fresco
in the lobby of the House of Tunisian radio.
Turki died at the age of 84.
- ^ "Turki, Zoubeir | Benezit Dictionary of Artists".
- ^ Achour, Aida Ben (31 May 2012). Das Ibn Khaldoun Denkmal in Tunis: Zwischen nationaler Identit"t und kollektiven Gedenken. ISBN 9783842879317.
- ^ a b c d e f g Toute la Tunisie. "Zoubeir Turki". Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- ^ Tuniscope. "Décès du peintre tunisien Zoubeir Turki". Retrieved 18 April 2012.
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