At almost a hundred years old, he is a key figure on the Lebanese art scene in his home country and internationally and has recently been recognized as a monument of art, writing and printmaking.
Lebanese-American poet, writer, journalist and painter Etel Adnan died in Paris from the night of Saturday, November 13 to Sunday, November 14 at the age of 96.
He is almost a hundred years old and is a key figure in the Lebanese art scene in his home country and internationally, and has recently been recognized as a monument to art, writing and printmaking.
He was born in Beirut on February 24, 1925. His mother was a Christian Greek and his father Syrian Muslim, he lived in California and later settled in Paris for health reasons.
In July last year, the famous Aix-en-Provence Festival of Letters hosted a show inspired by the Arabic series L’Apocalypse, directed by Lebanese Frenchman Pierre Audi, and the festival director is like that too. When his works went from painting tracks to auction rooms, from museums to famous institutions, the Guggenheim Museum and Vasily Kandinsky organized a conference for him under the title “Vasily Kandinsky: Across the World”, a magnificent retrospective.