Abdulrahman Mowakket

Contemporary artist and sculptor from Syria

ABOUT The Artist

For more than 40 years filled with his sculpture and artistic researches, Abdul Rahman has formulated important artistic space in the modern Syrian art and especially sculpture. He was fully devoted for artistic work since 1976 and he’s still up to now working at his private workshop.

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He was born in 1946 in Aleppo city. He studied there and graduated from the Teachers postgraduate institute with a “good” degree. In 1960 he started practicing fine arts, drawing, and sculpture. In 1965 he started his studies of Fine Arts by personal study through a big collection of Fine Art techniques and sciences literature. In 1970 he started his actual artistic activities on the country level with a series of personal, group, and official exhibitions. In 1976 he devoted himself to the Fine Arts by practicing it in his own atelier (workshop) and he began to teach Sculpture in the Fine Arts Centre in Aleppo. In 1980 he went to Italy and studied nude sculpture at the Rome Academy of Fine Art. In Rome he was introduced to the artistic movement in Rome and to the most important works of art in the squares and the museums of Italy. Also, he exhibited his work in an exhibition in Rome. In 1982 he returned to Syria and began to execute large number of sculpture works and started to prepare a good number of studies of monumental statues in the favour of many local squares. In 1984 he started to execute a large number of monumental statues in the squares of city of Aleppo, which he continues to this day. He also presented many statues which have been presented in personal and group exhibitions.

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