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Biography :Frédéric Bruly Bouabré (
born in 1923
) is an Ivorian artist.
Bouabré was born in Zéprégüé, and was among the first Ivorians to be educated by the French colonial government. On March 11, 1948, he received a vision, which directly influenced much of his later work. Bouabré created many of his hundreds of small drawings while working as a clerk in various government offices. These drawings depict many different subjects, mostly drawn from local folklore; some also describe his own visions. All the drawings are part of a larger cycle, titled "World Knowledge"
. Bouabré also created a 448-letter, universal alphabet, which he used to transcribe the oral tradition of his people. the Bétés.
Today, Bouabré lives in Abidjan; many of his drawings are in the collection of Jean Pigozzi.
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