Born August 3rd, 1935, in Ghadir, Lebanon.
Nationality: French and Lebanese.
Schooled at the Marist Brethren, Jounieh.
Art Scholarships from governments
· Madrid , 1961-1963.
· Paris , 1963.
· Rome , 1973.
· Paris , 1985.
Practice in studios of acknowledged masters
· Omar Onsi's, 1951-1961.
· George Corm's, 1958-1961.
· Rachid Wehbe's, 1955-1957.
· Italian Cultural Centre, Beirut, 1955-1957.
· Ecole Supérieure des lettres, Beirut, 1955-1957.
· Beirut Faculty of medicine (Anatomy), 1958-1959.
· Diplomas of Higher Studies, Madrid University and San Fernando School of Fine Arts, 1961-1963.
· Doctorate 3rd cycle, University of Paris. " Plastic arts, pictorial technology and expression."
· Doctorat d' Etat 1999, Lebanese University.
· Lebanese State instructor since 1954.
· In charge of refresher courses for Lebanese art instructors in Beirut, Tripoli and Byblos state high schools, since 1965.
· Instructor of Fine Arts at Holy Spirit University, Kaslik, since 1963.
· Titular professor of the Lebanese University.
· Chairman of the Drawing and Painting Department at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Lebanese University, 1980-1985 and 1994-1996; member of the Faculty Council.
· More than sixty personal exhibitions in Lebanon and around the world.
· Works in private collections, public, religious and private corporations around the world :
· France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Germany, Vatican, United States, Canada, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Abu Dabi, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Emirates, Kuwait, Cyprus and Egypt.


Olive Tree - Oleo/T (39.5x29)






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Joseph Matar
Also poetry