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Hussein Shariffe

Réalisateur/trice, Peintre, Poète, Scénariste
Soudan

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Réalisateur, scénariste, poète et peintre soudanais (1934-2005).

Parfois crédité sous le nom de
Hussain Sherif


Hussein SHARIFFE est né le 7 Juillet 1934,à Omdurman, Soudan.
Il est mort le 21 Janvier 2005.
Son père, le Dr Mamoun Hussein Shariffe, était médecin et petit-fils de alKhalifa Shariffe et sa mère était Sayda Shama Abdelrahman ‎AlMahdi, fille de Al-Imam Abdelrahman ElMahdi.
Il était marié avec Shama ElMahdi, sa cousine. Ils ont eu quatre enfants : Nasra, Mamoun, Aisha et Eiman.

Hussein Shariffe a fait ses études au Lycée Victoria, à Alexandrie, Egypte. En Angleterre, il étudia l’histoire moderne à l’Université de Cambridge, avant de rejoindre l’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Slade. sa première exposition individuelle, qui comprenait le tableau « Angel Pregnant with Moon » (Ange enceinte de la lune), eu lieu à la Gallery One, en juillet 1959. Les peintures de Shariffe, qui reposent des juxtapositions vivantes de couleur, ont été montrées à la Gallery One, à North Audley Street, en Avril 1963, peu de temps avant qu’il choisit de rentrer vivre au Soudan. Là, il travailla comme enseignant à l’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Khartoum (1964-6) et créa la revue littéraire et artistique Twenty One en 1965. Souhaitant toucher un public plus large, il se tourna vers le cinéma dans les années 70.

Source:
* www.shariffe.org/01bio.html
* www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp88859/hussein-shariffe

English

Hussein Shariffe was born on July 7th, 1934 in Omdurman, Sudan. His ‎father Dr Mamoun Hussein Shariffe was a medical doctor and grandson of ‎alKhalifa Shariffe and his mother was Sayda Shama Abdelrahman ‎AlMahdi, daughter of Al-Imam Abdelrahman ElMahdi. His parents were ‎first cousins and his great grandfather was Al-Imam Muhammed Ahmed ‎El-Mahdi, Sudanese politician and religious leader, the single most ‎influential personality in the history of the modern Sudan. ‎

Sudanese-born Shariffe (1934-2005) was educated at Victoria College in Alexandria, Egypt. In England he studied modern history at the University of Cambridge, before joining the Slade School of Fine Art. His first solo exhibition, including the painting Angel Pregnant with Moon, opened at Gallery One in July 1959. Shariffe’s paintings, using vivid juxtapositions of colour, were seen at Gallery One in North Audley Street in April 1963, shortly before he returned to live in Sudan. There he worked as a lecturer at the School of Fine Arts, Khartoum (1964-6) and founded the literary and arts periodical Twenty One in 1965. Wishing to reach a wider audience, Shariffe turned to film-making in the 1970s.

I am a painter. Each work of art is different. I paint essentially for ‎myself. I see myself essentially as a painter, but I also come to life as a ‎filmmaker.

In 1960, Hussein Shariffe chose to settle in ‎his homeland returned to Sudan. In 1961 he married his first cousin Shama ElMahdi ‎‎(daughter of El Imam ElSiddig), in a traditional Sudanese wedding.‎

Shariffe began working as a lecturer in the Faculty of Art, School of Fine ‎Arts, Khartoum. After 4 years working as a lecturer he realised that his ‎real place was not in teaching art, and that if he continued he would be ‎unfair both to his students and to himself. ‎

[…]
In 1976, Shariffe’s family (his wife and four children) went to UK to settle ‎with him. It was a period where he worked enthusiastically finding his new ‎self in the World of Cinema and at the same time painting and exhibiting ‎his works in different galleries and exhibitions. ‎

[…]
On the 21st January 2005, Shariffe passed silently away, leaving behind ‎him his incomplete film, a film which he would have starved himself to ‎complete…. ‎
[…]

Source (read more):
* www.shariffe.org/01bio.html
* www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp88859/hussein-shariffe
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