Mahieddine Baya

Born in 1931 near Algiers, Baya had her first personal exhibition at the age of 16 at the Maeght Gallery in Paris in 1947, with a catalogue prefaced by André Breton. It was an immediate success and she met Braque, Picasso and the Paris art society.

She devoted the 1950s to her family life and did not find the time to passionately take up her brushes again until 1963, when she exhibited regularly between Algiers and Paris (Musée des Beaux-Arts in Algiers in 1963, Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1964, etc.). She participated until the end of her life in numerous group exhibitions in Algeria, the Maghreb, Europe, Cuba and Japan.

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Her works, so characteristic, radiate vibrant colours that are dear to her: Indian pink, deep blue, emerald green... We also find the deep black circle that draws feminine silhouettes or objects evoking a nature that we hardly hesitate to describe as paradisiacal.  Where everything is colour, warmth and abundance....
The Aguttes study has presented the works of this artist with great regularity since the early 2000s and has been able to accompany the growing posthumous homage. Indeed, over the years, the paintings offered have not ceased to provoke beautiful auction sales.
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