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Sudanese Octogenarian painter receives Principal Claus Award

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A Sudanese Octogenarian Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq won the Principal Claus Award.

The prestigious award is only conferred on individuals with exceptional skills in the cultural field who has been able to impact their community positively.

Born in 1939, the award recipient  studied at the Khartoum Technical Institute from 1959 to 1963, before studying painting, illustration and lithography at the Royal College of Art, then returning to teach at the Khartoum Technical Institute.

The 80 year-old awardee  spearheaded  a conceptual art group called the “Crystalists” which aimed at countering  the traditional practices relating to arts and  how its been done in Sudan.

She attained spiritual influence from the art works of William Black and Zar.

The Octogenerian loves doing her painting, her own way and vows never to change it for anyone.



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