Abdul Karim Al-Orrayed

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Abdul Karim Al-Orrayed
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Abdul Karim Al-Orrayed Standing.
Born1934

Abdul Karim Al-Orrayed (Arabic: عبد الكريم العريض; born in 1934) is a professional artist in Bahrain. He founded the Arts Amateurs Association and Contemporary Arts Association.

Artist[edit]

He established the first private Gallery in Bahrain in 1960. He attended most of the Arts Amateurs Association's exhibitions. He was a member of the Bahrain Delegation to the First Conference of the Plastic Arts in the Arab World in Syria in 1975.

Exhibitions[edit]

He participated in all exhibitions of arts for Bahraini artists mounted by the Ministry of Information; all Spring Art Exhibitions held by the Contemporary Arts Association; the 1976 exhibition of the Arab Union for Plastic Arts in Rabat; the 1977 Second Arab Art Exhibition in Algiers; the 1981 Bahrain Art Exhibition in Singapore; the 1983 Fourth Arabic Biennial in Jordan; the 1984 Cairo Biennial; and the 1984 Exhibition of the Bahrain Contemporary Art Association –Oman. He had personal exhibitions in 2002 and 2007.

Books[edit]

  • Window on History 1999;
  • Art Harvest 2002;
  • Manama through Five Centuries 2006;
  • English edition of Manama People & Heritage 2009.[1]
  • Days Of Art & Literature 2013.

Prizes[edit]

Won several prizes in Bahrain and abroad. 1984 State Art Encouragement Award 1999 Al Dana Golden Award Kuwait.

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