Late Toufic Abdul-Al was born in Acre, Palestine, in 1938. Abdul-Al belonged to the first generation of modern Palestinian artists. His work distinguished itself through his visual culture and freedom of expression.
Abdul-Al was known for bringing together drawings, sculptures, and paintings in his repertoire. His artwork does not belong to any school, but it portrays different artistic experiences of successive schools, such as the Eastern and Western schools.
His forced exile from Acre increased his fascination and bond with his childhood days, which inspired most of his works. Abdul-Al’s memory was the source that inspired most of his repertoire, which included the themes of fishing, nature, family, women, horses, and knights. Abdul-Al also chose to chronicle the suffering of his homeland, family, and people—especially in his numerous black-and-white sketches, which were published in many newspapers, magazines, and posters.
He participated in tens of Arab exhibitions and received several medals, including the Lotus Medal (Moscow, Russia); the Sursock Museum’s honorary title (Beirut, Lebanon, 1970); and the Shield of the Artist Naji al-Ali (Damascus, Syria, 1991). His last award before his passing in 2002 was the Medal of Jerusalem, which he received in a ceremony organized by the Fine Arts Association in Syria in 1993.
His other participations in the art world include having been a founding member of the Lebanese Artists Association of Painting and Sculpture (1960), a founding member and secretary of the Palestinian Plastic Artist Union (1970), a founding member and secretary general of the People’s Hall of Fine Arts (1977), and a member of the executive office of the of Palestinian Plastic Art Union (1979).
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