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Syrian, 20th century, male.

Born 1934, in Hama.

Painter. Figures, scenes with figures. Stage sets.

Symbolism.

Group of Ten.

Khouzayma Alwani trained at the academy of fine art in Rome in 1957 and received his diploma as a theatre artist in 1964. In 1973, he was awarded another diploma, this time from the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He has been Professor at the school of fine arts in Damascus since ...

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Kirk Ambrose

Lithuanian art historian, scholar of folklore and Egyptology, and diplomat of Russian birth. Son of the celebrated Lithuanian Symbolist poet of the same name, Jurgis Baltrušaitis II studied under Henri(-Joseph) Focillon at the Sorbonne and earned the PhD in 1931. The concerns of his mentor are evident in ...

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Turkish, 20th century, male.

Active in France since 1947.

Born 2 April 1923, in Malatya.

Painter.

Kemal Bastuji studied classical philology before moving to France. His painting develops the symbolism of ritual images of Asia Minor, merging it with the great universal myths.

The first group exhibition at which he exhibited was held in ...

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Israeli, 20th century, male.

Born 1936, in Tel Aviv.

Painter (mixed media).

Symbolism.

From 1960 to 1964, Gershuni studied at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv. He won the Ika Brown Prize, awarded by the Museum of Israel in Jerusalem and in 1982 the Sandberg Prize, awarded by the same institution. He has taken part in numerous exhibitions in museums in Israel, which he represented at the Venice Biennale. In ...

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Lebanese, 20th century, male.

Active then naturalised in the USA.

Born 6 January 1883, in Bécharré; died 10 April 1931, in New York.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, sculptor, poet. Figures, portraits.

Symbolism.

Together with his family, Khalil Gibran left the Lebanon at the age of 12, and settled in Boston, where his artistic talent brought him to the attention of well-known writers and artists. He had to return to the Lebanon in ...

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Armenian, 20th century, male.

Born 28 February 1880, in Nor-Nakhichevan, Armenia; died 1972, in Erevan, Armenia.

Painter, designer, illustrator. Scenes with figures, portraits, still lifes, flowers, landscapes. Stage sets.

Symbolism.

Golubaya Roza (Blue Rose), Obshchestvo Khudoznikov 4 Iskusstva (Four Arts Society of Artists).

Between 1897...

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Egyptian, 20th century, male.

Born 1936, in Cairo.

Painter.

Ahmed Fouad Sélim trained as a lawyer and has also worked as an artistic adviser. The symbolism of his Abstraction, in which he draws truncated geometrical forms, is strongly emphasised by the titles of his works: ...

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Sir L.  

Lebanese, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1951.

Born 1932, in Beirut, to Armenian parents.

Painter, draughtsman, pastellist, illustrator. Nudes, portraits, landscapes.

Symbolism.

Armenian Fine Artists group.

Sir L. is a self-taught painter from Armenia, who began his artistic career in Paris in 1972...

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Lebanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949, of Beirut origin.

Painter, draughtsman, potter. Designs for tapestries.

Symbolism.

Wakim Wakim studied sculture between 1967 and 1971 and then moved to Paris, where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1972. In 1975 he began studying ceramics at the École des Arts Appliqués and tapestry in the workshop of Roger Caron. In ...

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British, 19th century, male.

Active from 1853 to 1878.

Painter. Figures, genre scenes, local scenes, street scenes, animals, landscapes with figures, landscapes.

Symbolism.

William J. Webb studied in Düsseldorf and lived on the Isle of Wight between 1855 and 1860. He travelled to the Middle East in ...