Abdallah Benanteur

Abdallah Benanteur was born in 1931 in Mostaganem, Algeria. In 1953, after finishing his education in Algeria, Benanteur moved to Paris and only four years later held his first solo exhibition, soon followed by shows in Denmark and Germany. His paintings and engravings express a strong visual language that is nether abstract, nor figurative.  Instead, Benanteur’s works can best be described as landscapes of imaginary worlds where there are no limits to colour and space. The artist was briefly a professor at the School of Fine Arts on Paris. So far, there have been two retrospectives of Benanteur’s art, the first in 1970 at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and the second in 2003 at the Arab World Institute.