Hassan El Glaoui

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 during Souverbie Professor of Fine Arts and was lucky to be accepted by Emilie Charmy, a very famous painter, 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 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”.

© 2011 -  Hassan El Glaoui.