Khalil Zgheib (Lebanon, 1911-1975) Floral Composition

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Lot 8*
Khalil Zgheib
(Lebanon, 1911-1975)
Floral Composition

Sold for £ 11,250 (US$ 14,054) inc. premium
Khalil Zgheib (Lebanon, 1911-1975)
Floral Composition
oil on board, framed
signed (lower left), executed in 1964
47 x 27cm (18 1/2 x 10 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • Khalil Zgaib was born in Dbayeh, on the outskirts of Beirut. A barber by trade, he was totally self-taught and started painting in 1954. In 1955, he held an individual exhibition at AUB. He participated in the Salons of the Sursock Museum, Beirut (1961, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1974); in a group exhibition at Galleria La Barcacia, Rome (1962) and at Delta Gallery, Beirut. In 1956, he won a prize from the Ministry of National Education in Beirut and in 1968, he was awarded the Sursock Museum's First Prize for Painting.

    The artist was shot by a sniper at his house during the war in Beirut. In 1982, the Sursock Museum paid tribute to Zgaib along with other artists who had died since 1975.
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