Renowned for his distinct execution of graphite, Ahmed Baqer dedicated himself to this particular medium for the duration of his artistic career. His work is easily recognizable, through the ethereality of his gestural marks and erasures. By incorporating tracings and rubbings of certain surfaces, such as aged traditional Bahraini door carvings, his drawings recall attributes of his culture, resulting in dreamy animate imagery.
Ahmed Baqer studied at the École National Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France that in 1972 initiated a diploma in pencil drawing. Baqer was one of the recipients of this diploma. In 1983 he was awarded the silver medal by the Société des Artistes Français for his participation in the Salon Des Artistes Français held at the Grand Palais, Paris. In the same year he assisted in founding the Bahrain Arts Society. He worked as a professor at the University of Bahrain for the majority of his professional artistic career.
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