The Thinker

Chaïbia Tallal

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Chaïbia Tallal (1929 – 2004) was born to a peasant family in Chtuka, Morroco.  At the age of 13 she was married to an older man who died two years later, leaving her a widowed mother at the age of 15.  With no education, Chaïbia spun wool and worked as a housekeeper to support herself and her son.  She refused to remarry, choosing freedom over financial stability.  After raising her son, Chaïbia fulfilled her dream of putting paintbrush to canvas.  Her paintings are known worldwide and her story is celebrated by all who desire freedom and dare to dream.

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