Khawam Raymond

Thursday, 23 October 2014 by

Born in Beirut in 1924, Khawam was called by his friends a ‘bundle of nerves’. He worked in the field of electricity, mechanics and solar energy. He had a great dexterity with his hands and was very creative and inventive. With the pioneering cavers like the archeologist Sami Karkabi and the sculptor Farid Zoughbi, he

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Madi Hussein

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 by

Born 1938, in Chebba (Hermon), Madi studied fine arts in Beirut. He worked for a short time in Baghdad as an illustrator. In 1963, he left Lebanon to continue his studies in Rome and continued to reside in Rome for twenty-two years. During those years, he made extended visits to Beirut, and held exhibitions and

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Rawda Mouazzaz

Monday, 09 December 2013 by

1906 – 1986 Born in Baghdad in a family of Turkish origin, Mouazzaz visited Beirut at the age of twenty and fell in love with the country and the young physician Dr. Youssef Rawda  whom she married and got her only daughter, Shirine. Mouazzaz was a forceful well determined women, one of the first to

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Sakr Mohammad Darwish

Monday, 09 December 2013 by

1935 – 1979? Born in Beirut to a humble family, Sakr gained his living from fishing and diving for fruits of the sea. He opened a small carpentry shop next to the old minaret of Beirut to do support to painting canvases. He gradually started painting himself and was encouraged by George Cyr who was

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Abou Zaki Nadine

Saturday, 27 July 2013 by

Born in Lebanon in 1975, Nadine Abou Zaki has a PhD in philosophy. Besides sculpting, she works as editor-in-chief of the monthly women’s magazine Al Hasnaa, is founder and executive chair of the New Arab Woman Forum and teaches Philosophy at the American University of Beirut. Abou Zaki worked as apprentice at the sculpting studios

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Basbous Youssef

Saturday, 27 July 2013 by

1929-2001 Born in Rachana, Joseph Basbous was guided by his brother Michel in his early artistic endeavors. He began working as a stone mason then he helped his brothers Michel and Alfred execute their works. In 1966 he produced his first stone sculpture, “Lames”. He was awarded twice the second prize at the Autumn Salon

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Choucair Saloua Raouda

Saturday, 27 July 2013 by

Born in Beirut in 1916, Saloua Raouda Choucair started painting in the studios of the Lebanese painter Moustafa Farroukh and Omar Onsi. She pursued her interests in science, mathematics, Islamic art and poetry all her life. She studied sculpture, lithography and fresco painting at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and attended

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Saleh Marwan

Saturday, 27 July 2013 by

Born 1950 in Kfer el Arab, in north Lebanon, Marwan Saleh lived later in the coastal town of Safra, where he dedicated himself completely to wood sculpting. He started a career in carpentry but his creative impulses carried him to carving tree trunks and branches to sculpture. Since his adolescence he was deeply affected by

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Khoury Charles

Saturday, 27 July 2013 by

Born in Beirut in 1966, Charles Khoury holds a degree in lithography from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA). Member of Salon d’Automne of the Sursock Museum in Beirut, member of the association of the Lebanese Artists and Sculptors,and a member of the International Association of Plastic Arts of UNESCO,Paris, he has been since

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Zod Brahim

Saturday, 27 July 2013 by

Born in Tripoli, Lebanon in 1942, Zod studied art technique at the Carmelite School with the Italian artist Vinanesto, then studied interior design in Beirut in 1966. He works in this field and produce styled furniture in his atelier. He published together with George Masroua and Jean Dayeh a satirical magazine “Al Sakher” in 1969

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