Maxime Ben Haim
 

† Self Portrait
Acrylics on paper

Maxime Ben Haim born in Meknes in 1941, studied art in Paris in the mid sixties. He worked in Morocco, France and Canada, living in Montreal since 1979. Ben Haim elevates Moroccan the Jewish quarter (Melah) as well as ancestral figures from common existence to archetypal transcendence in a somewhat expressionistic/realistic style.
Ben Haimís work is firmly grounded in Jewish roots and yet it transcends cultural boundaries, bridging across collective memories binding Jews and Arabs across many generations (reviewed by Marc Eliany) (see also www.maximebenhaim.ht.st )

 

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Ombre sur la maison, 1988,
Acrylics on paper


 
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Man in melah
 
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Woman in a red armchair
 

 

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Femme de Memoire, 1988,
Acrylics on paper
 
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Woman in oriental chair
 
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Shadows of the melah