Abdul Qader Al Rais

Self-taught artist Abdul Qader Al Rais is one
of the most acclaimed and iconic painters of
the UAE. Influenced by the Dutch Mastersand Impressionists early in his career, Al Rais’s style is unique; inspired by the region’s landscapes and
the Emirate’s distinctive architecture, his paintings often depict palm trees, shops, neighborhoods, local iconography, and customs. His later works, such as Serenity Series (2018), are more abstract and are often energized by the incorporation of Arabic letters written in the artist’s elegant calligraphy script. Rais is a founding member of the Emirates Fine Arts Society. His work was exhibited at the 2015 Venice Biennale, and is in the collections of the British Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai; and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Sheikha Latifa Prize for Art

& Literature and the Golden Soafah (Palm Leaf) Award at the GCC exhibition.

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