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Jaber El Mahjoub was born in 1938 in a family of shepherds in M’Saken, Tunisia. His childhood was perilous as his mother passed away when he was only six. His sister brought him up without any financial support, for him to go to school and the possibility to learn to read and write. Early 1958, he decided to move to Marseilles and become a baker. Two years later, he headed for Paris. Gifted with his hands and his voice, he created sculptures and simultaneously composed, wrote and played songs, and recorded 45 rpm at Pathe Marconi. A wealthy American woman was surprised by his work, she took him to USA, married him and thrust his career forward, he became famous worldwide.

Between intervals, he composes 3D works in paper mache, which are unique, intriguing and bewitching, with a lot of care, passion and rigor. A true demiurge, he transposes his clay in charcoal in the form of a bird, fish or a flower. His baker profession helps him in this artistic process: firstly he uses his hands to give body to the form and the bakes the dough. He adds colors to his artistic creations which is aesthetically pleasing.

Jaber El Mahjoub has exhibited his work in one of the most famous galleries of San Francisco. The artist federated all the "flower power" art lovers. He came back to Paris and exhibited at the American Center of Artists in 1977. He has participated in several prestigious exhibitions with friends and collectors. His work has been bought by several museums dedicated to raw or outsider art. A shadowy figure in the limelight, his popularity in the art market has increased. Among 800 candidates at the Plainfield Art Festival, the artist won the first prize in painting.
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Painting, Vive la vache, Jaber El Mahjoub

Vive la vache

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 95 x 75 x 3 cm Painting - 37.4 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch

$962

Sculpture, Sans titre, Jaber El Mahjoub

Sans titre

Jaber El Mahjoub

Sculpture - 35 x 23 x 18 cm Sculpture - 13.8 x 9.1 x 7.1 inch

$1,697

Fine Art Drawings, A la mer, Jaber El Mahjoub

A la mer

Jaber El Mahjoub

Fine Art Drawings - 28 x 20.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11 x 8.1 inch

$113

Painting, France Miditirané, Jaber El Mahjoub

France Miditirané

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 100 x 75 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch

$962

Painting, Bonjor Tunismamas, Jaber El Mahjoub

Bonjor Tunismamas

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 95 x 75 x 3 cm Painting - 37.4 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch

$962

Painting, Monde Estrali, Jaber El Mahjoub

Monde Estrali

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 95 x 75 x 3 cm Painting - 37.4 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch

$962

Painting, Monde Africa, Jaber El Mahjoub

Monde Africa

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 95 x 75 x 3 cm Painting - 37.4 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch

$962

Painting, Cuba Jaber, Jaber El Mahjoub

Cuba Jaber

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 95 x 75 x 3 cm Painting - 37.4 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch

$962

Painting, Sans titre, Jaber El Mahjoub

Sans titre

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 50 x 38 x 1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 15 x 0.4 inch

$735

Painting, France, Jaber El Mahjoub

France

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 91 x 74 x 2 cm Painting - 35.8 x 29.1 x 0.8 inch

$962

Sculpture, Poupée, Jaber El Mahjoub

Poupée

Jaber El Mahjoub

Sculpture - 25 x 19 x 9 cm Sculpture - 9.8 x 7.5 x 3.5 inch

$2,036

Painting, Corse France boner, Jaber El Mahjoub

Corse France boner

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 37 x 53 x 1 cm Painting - 14.6 x 20.9 x 0.4 inch

$1,697

Painting, Africadinor, Jaber El Mahjoub

Africadinor

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 40 x 32 x 1 cm Painting - 15.7 x 12.6 x 0.4 inch

$1,697

Sculpture, Sans titre ( masque ), Jaber El Mahjoub

Sans titre ( masque )

Jaber El Mahjoub

Sculpture - 19 x 18 x 8 cm Sculpture - 7.5 x 7.1 x 3.1 inch

$2,036

Sculpture, Fleur, Jaber El Mahjoub

Fleur

Jaber El Mahjoub

Sculpture - 38 x 22 x 20 cm Sculpture - 15 x 8.7 x 7.9 inch

$1,697

Painting, Boner portos, Jaber El Mahjoub

Boner portos

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 97 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 38.2 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$848

Painting, Economie européenne, Jaber El Mahjoub

Economie européenne

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 80 x 97 x 4 cm Painting - 31.5 x 38.2 x 1.6 inch

$1,075

Painting, Boner, Jaber El Mahjoub

Boner

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 55 x 38 x 2 cm Painting - 21.7 x 15 x 0.8 inch

$1,697

Painting, Liberté pour tous, Jaber El Mahjoub

Liberté pour tous

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 50 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$735

Painting, Europas Cuba Monaco, Jaber El Mahjoub

Europas Cuba Monaco

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 50 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$735

Painting, Olala, Jaber El Mahjoub

Olala

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 40 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$735

Painting, Roma, Jaber El Mahjoub

Roma

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 43 x 34 x 0.2 cm Painting - 16.9 x 13.4 x 0.1 inch

$735

Painting, Sans titre, Jaber El Mahjoub

Sans titre

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 23 x 23 x 2 cm Painting - 9.1 x 9.1 x 0.8 inch

$679

Painting, Breton 83, Jaber El Mahjoub

Breton 83

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 23 x 23 x 2 cm Painting - 9.1 x 9.1 x 0.8 inch

$679

Painting, Breton, Jaber El Mahjoub

Breton

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 23 x 23 x 2 cm Painting - 9.1 x 9.1 x 0.8 inch

$679

Painting, Breton, Jaber El Mahjoub

Breton

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 23 x 23 x 2 cm Painting - 9.1 x 9.1 x 0.8 inch

$679

Painting, Bonheur pour tous, Jaber El Mahjoub

Bonheur pour tous

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 23 x 23 x 2 cm Painting - 9.1 x 9.1 x 0.8 inch

$679

Painting, Corse, Jaber El Mahjoub

Corse

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 23 x 23 x 2 cm Painting - 9.1 x 9.1 x 0.8 inch

$566

Painting, Social europ oui non, Jaber El Mahjoub

Social europ oui non

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 70 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,018

Painting, Africe Bonjor, Jaber El Mahjoub

Africe Bonjor

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 50 x 32 x 0.2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 12.6 x 0.1 inch

$1,018

Painting, Isiman, Jaber El Mahjoub

Isiman

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 50 x 32 x 0.1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 12.6 x 0 inch

$1,018

Painting, Social, Jaber El Mahjoub

Social

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 41 x 30 cm Painting - 16.1 x 11.8 inch

$792

Painting, Sans titre, Jaber El Mahjoub

Sans titre

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 34 x 17 x 1 cm Painting - 13.4 x 6.7 x 0.4 inch

$792

Painting, Sans titre, Jaber El Mahjoub

Sans titre

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 36 x 26 cm Painting - 14.2 x 10.2 inch

$622

Painting, Mer Maris Cuba Boner, Jaber El Mahjoub

Mer Maris Cuba Boner

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 45 x 45 cm Painting - 17.7 x 17.7 inch

$283

Painting, Deux Têtes, Jaber El Mahjoub

Deux Têtes

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 32 x 24 x 0.1 cm Painting - 12.6 x 9.4 x 0 inch

$170

Painting, Itali 1989, Jaber El Mahjoub

Itali 1989

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 32 x 24 x 0.1 cm Painting - 12.6 x 9.4 x 0 inch

$170

Painting, Océan bleu, Jaber El Mahjoub

Océan bleu

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 35.5 x 27.5 x 0.1 cm Painting - 14 x 10.8 x 0 inch

$170

Painting, En voiture, Jaber El Mahjoub

En voiture

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 34.5 x 24.5 x 0.1 cm Painting - 13.6 x 9.6 x 0 inch

$170

Painting, Fumeur, Jaber El Mahjoub

Fumeur

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 35.5 x 27 x 0.5 cm Painting - 14 x 10.6 x 0.2 inch

$170

Painting, Velo 84, Jaber El Mahjoub

Velo 84

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm Painting - 9.4 x 12.6 x 0 inch

$170

Painting, Paris, Jaber El Mahjoub

Paris

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 31 x 24 x 0.1 cm Painting - 12.2 x 9.4 x 0 inch

$170

Painting, Portrait, Jaber El Mahjoub

Portrait

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 24 x 18 x 2 cm Painting - 9.4 x 7.1 x 0.8 inch

$328

Painting, Monsieur Chirac et le musicien, Jaber El Mahjoub

Monsieur Chirac et le musicien

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 18 x 24 x 2 cm Painting - 7.1 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch

$328

Painting, Social 2008, Jaber El Mahjoub

Social 2008

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 39 x 29 x 0.5 cm Painting - 15.4 x 11.4 x 0.2 inch

Sold

Painting, Boner social, Jaber El Mahjoub

Boner social

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 70 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

Sold

Fine Art Drawings, Social, Jaber El Mahjoub

Social

Jaber El Mahjoub

Fine Art Drawings - 39 x 27 cm Fine Art Drawings - 15.4 x 10.6 inch

Sold

Painting, Maroc, Jaber El Mahjoub

Maroc

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 24 x 18 x 2 cm Painting - 9.4 x 7.1 x 0.8 inch

Sold

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What is Jaber El Mahjoub’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Naïve Artists, Folk Art

When was Jaber El Mahjoub born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1938