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Medhi Qotbi

 (born 1951)
Medhi Qotbi is active/lives in Morocco.  Medhi Qotbi is known for painting.

Medhi Qotbi

Biography from Millon & Associes

Mehdi Qotbi was born in 1951 in modest circumstances of the Takaddoum neighborhood in Rabat, Kenitra and entered military school.  In a Scout club called the Tigers, he drew on a wall a tiger whose power amazed spectators, though he had never drawn or painted.  This was the starting point. 

He left high school and his family, trying various trades. 
He was admitted to the School of Fine Arts in Rabat.  He was helped by the painter Jilali Gharbaoui, one of the largest Moroccan painters, one of the first non-figurative.  Then he decided to leave for France.  He arrived in Paris and returned to Toulouse where he had found a better home in the process.  He attended the School of Fine Arts Toulouse from 1969 to 1972, where he worked with Daniel Schintone, and it was there that he decided to change his name.

Finally, he attended the School of Fine Arts in Paris. 
Qotbi was very involved in the promotion of his country, was close to the King Mohammed VI, and was the creator in 1991 (in response to the book by Gilles Perrault, Our Friend The King) of the Franco-Moroccan Friendship Circle which he is also president.

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About  Medhi Qotbi

Born:  1951 - Rabat, Morocco
Known for:  painting