Sunday, January 31, 2016

Kahlil Gibran

Something I learned from my recent traveling art partner, Kim Minichiello, at the Telfair Museum in Savannah was that Kahlil Gibran (of "The Prophet" fame, published in 1923), was not only a writer, but also a painter!  That made me want to know more about him.  

Gibran was born in Lebanon in 1883 (born into a Maronite Catholic family) but emigrated to Boston with his family in 1895 at the age of 12.  He spent most of his older years in New York City and died in 1931, at the age of 48.  

In 2014, an animated film, "The Prophet", was adapted from the book.  It was produced by Salma Hayek.

The Telfair owns about 100 of his works of art (courtesy of Mary Haskell Minis, who recognized the talent in the young man and became a big supporter of his...every artist's dream, right!?)

This portrait below is of Kahlil Gibran himself, painted by Lilla Cabot Perry.  

Portrait of Kahlil Gibran by Lilla Cabot Perry

These 2 paintings below are by Kahlil Gibran.  The 2nd one is of his mother, who died of cancer.  

Two paintings by Kahlil Gibran, c.1903-1914

Come paint with me! 
In April, I'm taking students  to Venice again.
Time to think about 2017's trip!
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