Abdul Qader Al Rais
Born in Dubai, UAE, 1951.
A pioneer of the fine arts movement in the UAE, Abdul Qader Al Rais’s work is inspired by his Emirati environment and the Arabic alphabet. His oils and signature watercolors have been exhibited in more than 30 solo exhibitions around the world, and he has represented the UAE in many international art events. His many awards include the inaugural Sheikh Khalifa Prize for Art and Literature (2006), first prize at The UAE in the Eyes of its Artists exhibition (1999), the Golden Palm Award at the Gulf Cooperation Council Art Exhibition (1999), and first prize at the UAE Exhibition in China (1991). He received a bachelor’s degree in Sharia Law from the United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain in 1982.
Abdul Qader Al Rais is represented by Hunar Gallery, Dubai, UAE.