Marcel Kahhak was born in Morocco and educated in France. In 1980, he resigned a career as a French professor to devote himself to art. This brought him to America, where he has devoted 30 years to creation and teaching, supplemented by European sojourns.
Although initially schooled in Realism, his vision matured along the lines of Impressionism, Expressionism, Action Painting, and currently, Abstraction. Marcel believes that style is only a tool to express the “momentness” of personal creativity. He teaches art classes and workshops that uncover the unique creativity in every student.
"Whether the painting process lasts 20 minutes or 20 days, the aim is to bypass my ordinary functioning, to allow my higher faculties to kick in.
I attempt to experience and express simultaneously. Paint is brushed on, troweled in, or thrown and splashed on the canvas as the flow dictates. 'Accidents' are integrated or altered. During the process, learning is mostly subliminal; however, astonishing discoveries unravel later."
His Majesty Hassan II, King of Morocco
Colorado Governor Roy Romer
Terrell Davis, NFL MVP 1999
The Bowlens (Broncos’ owners)
Paul Bocuse & Roger Verge–Renown Chefs President Bill Clinton
Grammy award winners Vince Gill & Amy Grant
--painted at Aspen Institute
Grammy award winner Roy “Futureman” Wooten
Print & Television:
Channel 10 CBS, Palm Springs, CA--live painting
World Bank Exhibition Catalogue
The National Registry of Who’s Who
African-American Art Magazine
Rocky Mountain News
Grass Roots TV-Aspen-live painting
Sojourner Magazine (Aspen)
Desert Golf Magazine
Colorado Expression Magazine
Aspen Daily News
Glenwood Post Independent
St. Louis University
Denver Capitol Building
Moroccan Embassy in Washington, DC
Black Entertainment Television
American-Moroccan Economics Council
Adam’s Mark Hotel
Morgan Stanley–Beverly Hills