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us: Bruly Bouabré, Frédéric


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  • Variants

    • us: Bouabré, Bruly
    • us: Bouabré, Frédéric Bruly
    • us: Bruly, Frédéric
    • us: Cheik Nadro
    • us: Cheikh Nadro
    • us: Frédéric Bruly Bouabré
    • us: Gboagbré, Gbeuly
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1923~
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2014
    • Birth Place

        Zéprégüé (Côte d'Ivoire)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Magiciens de la Terre (Exhibition) (1989 : Paris, France)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        fre
    • Associated Language

        kro
    • Associated Language

        Bete
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Bete language
          (lcsh) Bété (African people)
            (lcsh) Oral tradition
              (lcsh) Alphabet
            • Occupation

                (lcsh) Artists
                  (lcsh) Illustrators
                    (lcsh) Mystics
                • Sources

                  • found: Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, c1993.
                  • found: Africa hoy, c1991: p. 217 (Frédéric Bruly Bouabre, b. 1923)
                  • found: Domin et Zézê légende, 1994: t.p. (Frédéric Bruly Bouabré) p. 4 of cover (b. 1921, Ivory Coast) biog. p. (b. 1923 (date "officielle") or 1921 (date "révélée") as Gbeuly Gboagbré in Zeprégühé; 1941 left for Dakar; service in Marine nationale; took name of Bruly Bouabré; cited as Bruly throughout)
                  • found: L'invention de l'écriture, c2010: p. 31 (chose the name of Cheik Nadro, le Révélateur [the Revealer] for himself) p. 35 (had a vision in 1948 of God speaking to him in Bété, ordering him to commit his language to writing) p. 94 (created a syllabary of 449 symbols)
                  • found: BBC News Africa, Ivory Coast artist Frederic Bruly Bouabre dies, Jan. 29, 2014, viewed Jan. 30, 2014 (Bouabre; died aged 91; worked as a civil servant until 1948 when he had a vision, dedicated himself to art; called himself 'Cheikh Nadro', the one who never forgets; in addition to small drawings, he created an alphabet of pictograms to describe the oral traditions of his people, the Betes; his visual alphabet language was portrayed on more than 400 small cards using ballpoint pens and crayons with symbolic imagery surrounded by text)
                  • found: CAACart website, viewed Jan. 31, 2014 (Frédéric Bruly Bouabré; Bouabré; b. 1919, Zéprégüé, Côte d'Ivoire; lives and works in Abidjan; from his revelatory experience on Mar. 11, 1948 he became Cheik Nadro, he who does not forget)
                  • found: Wikipedia, Jan. 31, 2014 (Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, also known as Cheik Nadro; c. 1923 - Jan. 28, 2014; b. in Zépréguhé; among the first Ivorians to be educated by the French colonial govt.; created many of his small drawings while working as a clerk in various govt. offices)
                  • found: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed April 6, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Bouabré, Frédéric-Bruly; mystic, illustrator; born 1923 in Côte d'Ivoire; raised in the Daloa department of western Côte d'Ivoire; in 1948 had a celestial vision in Dakar; considered himself reborn as Cheik Nadro, or "he who does not forget," and has devoted his life to his drawing and other creative projects; achieved considerable international success in the 1980s and 1990s; his first major international show was the 1989 exhibit Magiciens de la Terre in Paris; his works were shown across Europe as well as in Japan, Mexico, and the United States; lived and worked in the city of Abidjan)
                • LC Classification

                  • PQ3989.2.B746
                • Change Notes

                  • 1993-12-08: new
                  • 2016-06-15: revised
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