Chaouki Chamoun is one of the Middle East’s most renowned artists. Born in Sariine Tahta, the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon in 1942, he studied architectural drawing at night school, then joined the Lebanese University where he won art scholarships to Syracuse University and later to New York University. Through more than 30 one-man shows and over 50 group exhibitions, his work has continuously evolved in search of a new aesthetic vocabulary.
With over 300 plates to illustrate his story, Chamoun leads us through his own artistic journey, showing how the schools of the modern era have informed his technique and imagery, and how he has been motivated and inspired as much by the tiniest details of a pebble as by the political turmoil visited on his homeland.
About the Artist
Chamoun is a major part of the national and international art scene. He has exhibited his work in public and private art collections in various cities throughout the world and is the President of the Lebanese Artists Association, as well as a consultant and founding member of the Lebanese Artists Syndicate. He has also taught at a number of universities in both the US and Lebanon.
About the Publisher
Saqi Books is a leading independent publisher of trade and academic books on the Middle East and North Africa with two imprints: Westbourne Press is committed to releasing engaging works that offer an alternative, progressive perspective on the leading issues of our time, and Telegram publishes new and classic international writing.