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Great artist Mohamed Melehi died in Paris due to coronavirus

Written by FDM

The artworld is in mourning. The artist Mohamed Melehi, one of the greatest representatives of modern and contemporary art in Morocco, has just died in Paris, due to the Covid-19.

An unmissable monument and pioneer of the Moroccan artistic scene died on October 28, in Paris. The artist who was in the French capital for medical checks contracted the virus there. Admitted to intensive care at the Ambroise Paré University Hospital a few days ago, the artist fell into a coma before dying on Wednesday, October 28.

Born in Asilah in 1936, Mohamed Melehi is a pioneer of the Moroccan artistic heritage. The painter had participated in many projects enriching the cultural scene. For more than fifty years, Melehi has never ceased to outdo himself and to leave its mark on the national and international art scene since his first exhibition in 1969. His role within the Ministry of Culture and AMAP ( Association Marocaine des Arts Plastiques) as President, participated in the emergence and recognition of Moroccan artists. Mohamed Melehi’s works feature prominently in the prestigious collections of major international museums in Europe and the Middle East.