- Also known as
primary name: Mahdaoui, Nja
- individual; painter/draughtsman; Tunisian; Male
- Life dates
- Artist, born Tunis, Tunisia, 1937. Studied at the Academy Santa Andrea, Rome, and the Department of Oriental Antiquities, Ecole du Louvre, Paris. Varied work comprises paintings, prints, tapestries, designs for fashion designer Amel Sghir, book covers and book illustrations. Selected by Gulf Air to design the external decoration of one of its fleet, 2000, and, in 2005 won a UNESCO Crafts Prize for the Arab States with a stained-glass creation. Many awards received and on the committees for a number of international artistic events, while participating in numerous conferences worldwide. Based in Tunisia.
- Hudson, J, 'Artists and artisans, perspectives on Tunisian culture' (London, BMCo, 1998); Issa, R, 'Signs, traces, calligraphy: five contemporary artists from North Africa', (Barbican Centre, London and Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, 1995); Maunick, E and Mahdaoui, N, 'Nja Mahdaoui' (Tunis, 1990); Porter, V, 'Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East', BMP, 2006 (p. 135); Porter, V, 'Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East (Dubai 2008)', BMP, 2008 (p. 148).