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artist , educator

Mohammad Omer Khalil, Sudanese artist, educator. Recipient 3d prize 2d World International Exhibition, London, 1980, Bronze prize Osaka Triennial, 1991, 1st prize International Biennial of Cairo, 1993; Louis Comforte Tiffany Foundation grantee, 1978, Bronx Museum Council on Arts grantee, 1987. Member of National Academy of Design (academician since 1997).


Khalil, Mohammad Omer was born on August 1, 1936 in Burri, Khartoum, Sudan. Came to the United States, 1967.


Student, Sudan School Fine and Applied Arts, Khartoum, 1959. Student, Academy Fine Arts, Florence, Italy, 1966. Student, Academy Fine Arts, Ravenna, Italy, 1966.


Teacher School Fine and Applied Arts, Khartoum, 1959-1963, Khartoum Technology Institute, 1967, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1971-1983, New School for Social Research, New York City, since 1971, Parsons School Design, since 1988, New York University, since 1991. Leader symposia and workshops Asilah, Morocco, summer sessions, 1978-1980, 83-84, 94.


  • Other Work

    • One-person shows include Grand Hotel, Khartoum, 1960, New School for Social Research, New York City, 1981, Limited Art Editions, New York City, 1984, Bronx Art Museum, 1987, Galerie Teinturerie, Paris, 1991, Institute du Monde, Arabe, Paris, 1992, Asilah, Morocco. Represented in group exhibitions Center for Foreigners, Florence, 1964, French Cultural Center, Florence, 1966, Madison (Wisconsin) Art Center, 1985, International Triennial of Original Graphic Prints, Grenchen, Switzerland, 1985, Baghdad International Festival, Iraq, 1986, Chamalieres Print Triennial, France, 1988, International Monetary Fund Center, Washington, 1990, Osaka (Japan) Triennial, 1991, Cleveland Institute Art, 1992, Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville, New York, 1992, 2d Kochi International Triennial, Japan, 1993, Contemporary African Art Gallery, New York City, 1993, Tokyo Small Print, 1995, Poland Small Print, 1996, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York City, 1997, Atelier A/E Gallery, New York City. Represented in corporation collections Con Edison, American Express Finance Advisors, Incorporated The McArthur Foundation, Chicago, in public collections Brooklyn Museum, Chamaliers Museum, France, Jordanian National Museum, Amman, Museum History, Taipei, Taiwan, Museum Modern Art, Osaka.

      Featured in publications including Art in American, Le Matin, Print News: The International Journal of Contemporary Prints.


Member of National Academy of Design (academician since 1997).


Son of Omer Khalil and Sekina Abdeen. Divorced; children: Medina, Malik.

Omer Khalil

Sekina Abdeen

Medina Khalil

Malik Khalil