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Raymond Abner

Raymond Abner (b. 1919-1999), born in Cairo, is an Egyptian painter known for his geometric abstract paintings. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Cairo and St. Martin’s School in London.  In 1947, he moved to Paris and worked at Académie Julian and La Grande Chaumière. He also studied under Pigalle Léger, an experience that became a basis for his own artistic style. In 1950, he moved to Montparnasse, where he began his period of geometric abstraction and exhibited his work at the Gallery Denise René in 1956. Between 1960 and 1970, he created his “aerial views” but later returned to figurative painting. In 1972, he moved to Paris, where he spent the remainder of his life.

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