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Chamoun Chaouki

modern artist

Born in Lebanon in 1942

He entered the Fine Art Institute at the Lebanese University in Beirut in 1968 where he received his Diploma of Higher Studies in painting in 1972.

He was granted a six years full scholarship from the Lebanese University to pursue his graduate studies in the United States.

In 1975 he received his Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University N.Y. From 1975 to 1979, he was a full-time student in the Ph.D. program at the Art Education Department, New York University, concentrating on Aesthetics and Studio Art. He was awarded a Meritorious Commendation for High Scholastic Achievement.

Represented mainly by Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery, Beirut since 1988, he has had over thirty-One Man Shows to his name since 1975 in Lebanon and abroad. He participated in over forty-five Art Shows and biennales since 1968 to include: Rochester Memorial Museum, Lowe Art Center, Syracuse 1975, Sursock Museum, Beirut, 1985, 2001, 2006, Al Khurafi Arabic Biennale, Kuwait, 2006… His work is in many public and private Art Collections in many countries.

Memberships:
Lebanese Artist Association, Beirut, Lebanon
Art Society of Kingston, New York
Golf Club of Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon

The beauty of travel reflected in bold art:
Chaouki Chamoun fills the canvas with an agitated surface of scribbles. Then suddenly, he shifts mood and blocks off within a small isolated frame the sure shapes and colors of a figurative landscape scene. In others that appear abstract, he combines the spontaneity of action painting with lines of determined control.

In many of the paintings, a provocative combination of chaos and order-a characteristic one could readily perceive as an audible echo of the Lebanese-American dichotomy currently directing Chamoun's art.

Chamoun has invested his Art education and life career as an artist in a continuous and responsible search for new aesthetic language hoping for new additions to our artistic vocabulary.

In French (Briefly) Né en 1942 à Sarine dans la Bekaa, Chaouki Chamoun a étudié la peinture et le dessin, de 1968 à 1972, à l'institut national des beaux-arts de l'Université Libanaise, et de 1973 à 1975, à l'Université de Syracuse à New York.

Chamoun synthétise sa lecture de l'art contemporain et les données personnelles transposées sur la toile.

Featured Works

Toppled city, Acrylic on canvas Size 98.4 x 114.2 in. / 250 x 290 cm.

Year 2003 Misc. Signed, Inscribed
Sale Of Christie's Dubai: Wednesday, October 31, 2007
International Modern and Contemporary Art

Toppled city, Acrylic on canvas Size 98.4 x 114.2 in. / 250 x 290 cm.

Year 2003 Misc. Signed, Inscribed
Sale Of Christie's Dubai: Wednesday, October 31, 2007
International Modern and Contemporary Art

Toppled city, Acrylic on canvas, 98.4 x 114.2 in. / 250 x 290 cm.

Year 2003 Misc. Signed, Inscribed
Sale Of Christie's Dubai: Wednesday, October 31, 2007
International Modern and Contemporary Art

Toppled city, Acrylic on canvas, 98.4 x 114.2 in. / 250 x 290 cm.

Year 2003 Misc. Signed, Inscribed
Sale Of Christie's Dubai: Wednesday, October 31, 2007
International Modern and Contemporary Art

Confession wall, acrylic on canvas - 160 x 150 cm - 2006
Hariman Park, Acrilyc On Canvas, 80 X 80 cm
Mother to be III, Mixedmedia, pastel, 60 x 45 cm, 1986
Transformation MX. 2016 - Mixed materials 100x200 cm
Transformation EX. 2016 - Mixed materials 80x80 cm
Transformation U. 2017 - Mixed materials 70x225 cm