Saudi Arabia in the Seventies: US architectural illustrator Carlos Diniz’s illustrations come to light

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DUBAI: During the 1960s and 1970s, the late American architectural illustrator Carlos Diniz depicted on paper a rapidly modernizing country that he never actually set foot in: Saudi Arabia.  

Around 40 of Diniz’s little-known hand drawings of the Kingdom form part of an extensive archive of thousands of images that date from the Sixties to the Nineties, which have recently been rediscovered by the managers of his estate: his stepson and daughter-in-law, Ian and Carol Espinoza.  

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