Bakri Bilal (Sudanese, born in 1943)
African Faces, 2000
Signed ‘BAKRI. BILAL’ (lower left)
Acrylic on canvas board
40.5 x 51 cm
Sold Ksh 211,320
Provenance: direct from the artist
Bakri Bilal received a BA specializing in Painting from the College of Fine and Applied Arts, Khartoum in 1967, and a Diploma of Education from the Khartoum Polytechnic in 1976. 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 widely in Khartoum and internationally; in the UK, Switzerland, Kuwait and the USA, including the exhibition Modernism in Sudanese Art, British Museum, London, in 2004. Bilal’s works are in many public and private collections in Sudan, Europe and the USA. His articles on the development of folk art in Sudan have been featured in a number of international publications.