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Born in 1923 in Marrakech Hassan El Glaoui, son of his Excellency Hadj Thami El Mezouari El Glaoui comes from one of the oldest Berber tribes of the High Atlas and descending from his mother Lalla Zineb El Mockri daughter of the Grand Vizier El Mockri, powerful family of letters and politics. He painted in secret in Marrakech because his father destined him to a completely different career.

The visit to Marrakech of General Conrad Goodyear, founder of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), and Prime Minister Winston Churchill at his father's will change his destiny. They will see his paintings and encourage him in this way.


In 1952, he went to Paris, and enrolled for drawing with Jean Souverbie Professor of Fine Arts and was lucky to be accepted by Emilie Charmy, as a student for oil painting during fifteen years.


Will follow a series of exhibitions in the most prestigious galleries of Paris, London, New York, Brusselles, Berlin, Madrid and an international recognition. His paintings appears in the most re-known collections in the world.

In 1965, he moved back to Morocco where he exhibited for the first time in Casablanca and Rabat, his success has not ceased since-for the artist a consecration. 


“The Artist passed away on 21st of June 2018” at the age of 94”.

Solo Exhibitions

2019-  Muséé Mohammed VI, Rabat, Hassan El Glaoui, Le Sel de ma Terre.

2018- Dar El Bacha Galerie, Marrakech: Hommage a Hassan El Glaoui

2010- Attijariwafa Bank, Casablanca, "Rétrospective" 60 ans de Peinture"

2009- Rempart Galerie, Marrakech, "Pacha De l'Art

2005- Matisse Art Gallery

1993- Exposition dans la Maison de la Presse, Londres

1976-2004- Galerie Venise Cadre, Casablanca

1976-  Hammer Galleries, New York

1975-  Galerie V, Paris Vernissage a l’hôtel de la Tour Hassan

1973-  Rabat, sous la présidence effective de S.A.R. le Prince Héritier Sidi Mohamed et de la S.A.R. la Princesse Lalla Meriem  

1970-1973- Le Savouroux, Casablanca

1969-  Galerie Isy Brachot, Bruxelles/Tryon Gallery, Londres/Vernissage a l'hôtel de la Tour Hassan, Rabat/CentreCulturel International, Hammamet

1968- Upper Grosvenor Galleries, Londres

1967- Hammer Galleries, New York

1965- Galerie Pierre Carrez, Paris

1964- Galerie Jean Berthier, Marseille /Vernissage a l'hôtel El Mansour, Casablanca

1963- Galerie Jeanne Castel, Paris

1960- Ohana Gallery, Londres /Gallerie de Paris, Paris

1959-1963-  Galerie Petrides, Paris

1951- Wildenstein Gallery, New York

1951- Galerie André Weil, Paris

Group Exhibitions

2017-  10ème édition du Salon du Cheval d'El Jadida.


2016-  9ème édition du Salon du Cheval d'El Jadida.

2014- La Mamounia, Marrakech, Rencontres a Marrakech "Le  plus belle endroit du monde" Sir Winston Churchill & Hassan El Glaoui

2012-  leighton House Museum, Londres Meetings in  Marrakech: Paintings of  Hassan El Glaoui and Winston Churchill / 5ème édition du Salon du Cheval d'El Jadida.

2008-2010-  Le Salon du Cheval, El Jadida

​2009-  Biennale, Marrakech

​2007- « Estampes création plurielle », Galerie de l’institut français, Rabat

​2004- Célébration de l’Art Marocain, Casablanca /Eglise du Sacré-Cœur, Casablanca

​1999- Matisse Gallery, Marrakech

​1997-1998- Musée de Marrakech

1988- « 29 Peintres du Maroc », Centre National de la Culture, Le Caire

1987- International Exposition, Bagdad

​1966- Festival Mondial des Arts Negres, Dakar

​1963- Rencontre internationale des artistes au musée des Oudayas

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