Abdullah Al-Shaikh (1939) is an artist supported by the Al-Mansouria Foundation. He is a graduate of both the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad (1959) and the Essex College of Technology (1965). In his professional life he has been chairman of the Design Department at the Royal Printing House in Al Jubail.
His painted wooden panels are said by Al-Mansouria to show the wounded sole and body of Arab man in the face of the hegemony of civilization imported from the west. They could also be seen as friendly images of a traditional Arabia.
His work features at several airports, government and business institutions in Saudi Arabia. It was included in a number of group exhibitions in the Gulf region in the 1990s. It can be bought at the Arab Heritage Gallery in Al-Khobar.
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From top to bottom: Bedouin with Falcon, Village Landscape .