Bakri Bilal (Sudanese, born 1943)
Nilotic Dreams 2, 2008
Signed ‘BAKRI BILAL’ (lower left)
Mixed media on canvas
65 x 90 cm
Sold Ksh 375,680
Provenance: direct from the artist
Specializing in Painting, Bakri Bilal received a Bachelor’s of Fine and Applied Arts from the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum in 1967. In 1976, he obtained a Diploma in Education from Khartoum Polytechnic College. Living in Sudan, Libya and Saudi Arabia, Bilal worked as an art teacher for many years before he established an art centre at his home in Khartoum.
Bilal has exhibited his work extensively in Sudan, UK, the USA, Saudi Arabia and in Switzerland at the United Nations Palace in 1978. His articles on the development of folk art in Sudan have been featured in a number of international publications.