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The Sursock Museum - Lebanon
The Mission, The Role, The Collection of Lebanese Art


The Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock Museum, often described as the modern art museum of Lebanon-it is in fact-has a mission that goes much beyond.

Bequeathed to the city of Beirut by a "patrician" of the golden age after whom it was called, this museum was assigned an ambitious mission in the doner's will which has the value of a charter:

"As I love fine arts and long for their expansion, particulary in my homeland, Lebanon,
"As I wish this country would receive a substantial part of fine arts, and my fellow citizens would appreciate art and develop an artistic instinct,
"For this purpose that I pursue and that I can only be beneficial and contribute to Lebanon's development,
"I wish there would exist in Beirut, capital of the Republic of Lebanon, museums and exhibition rooms open to everyone, where master-pieces and antiques would be preserved and displayed.
"...I therefor set up in the form of waqf (mortmain) all of the real estate and it's contents form a museum for arts, ancient and modern, coming from the territory of the Republic of Lebanon, the other Arab countries or elsewhere, as well as a room where the Lebanese artists' works shall be exhibited,
It being understood that this museum shall remain eternally and perpetually(...)"

Nicolas Sursock


Khalil Zogheib (1911-1975)
Oil on mazonite
(60x50cm)
1968
 
(1911-1975)
A Self-taught artist, started painting in the year 1954


Hassan Jouni
Born in the year 1936

The Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, Beirut
Fuster Academy of Fine Arts, Valencia, Spain
History of Art, University of Madrid


Oil on canvas
(77x97cm)
1984


Oil on canvas
(77x97cm)
1984
 
 
Stelio Scamanga

Oil and wax on canvas
(180x200cm)
1999

Born in the year 1934
Architecture, American Universty of Beirut

 
 

 

 

Born in the year 1932
The Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts,
Beirut
 
 

 

Oil on paper on board
(100x120cm)
1962
 
 
Paul Guiragossian (1926-1993)
Oil on canvas
(120x90cm)
1966
1926-1993
Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy
 
 
 
 

 
Flavia Kodsi
Born in the year 1961
Diploma Interior Design
Oil on canvas
(200x137cm)
1996
 
 
 
Oil on canvas
(200x137cm)
1996
 
Nadia Saikaly
Oil on canvas
(120x200cm)
1968

Born in the year 1936
The Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, Beirut
L'Ecole Nationale dex Beaux-Arts, Paris
La Grande Chaumiere Academy, Paris
 

 
Aref El Rayess

Born in the year 1928
Academy La Grande Chaaumiere, Paris


Acrylic on canvas
(150x100cm)
1965

 

Acrylic on canvas
(150x100cm)
1965
 
Tunisia
Chafic Abboud
Oil on canvas
(100x100cm)
1964

Born in the year 1926

The Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, Beirut
L'Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Atelier Fernand Leger, Andre Lhote, Othon Friez

 
   
 
 
Rana Raouda

Born in the year 1961

Acrylic on canvas
(136x136cm)
1997

Lebanese American University of Beirut
Torpedo Factory, Virginia, USA.
Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC, USA.
Monoprint Workshop, New Mexico, USA.


 

 
 
Elie Kenaan
Oil on canvas
(50x57cm)
1966


Born in the year 1926
Academy La Grande Chaumiere, Paris

 
 
   



 

Jean Khalifeh (1923-1978)
 
Oil on canvas
(100x200cm)
1972
1923-1978
The Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, Beirut
L'Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Academy La Grande Chaumiere, Paris

 
   

 


Seta Manoukian

Born in the year 1945
 

Acrylic on canvas
(125x175cm)
1982

Academy Pietro Vanucci, Perugia
Fine Art Academy, Rome
Baking College of Technology, London


Acrylic on canvas
(125x175cm)
1982

 

 

 

Rima Amyuni
Oil on canvas
(135x170cm)
1994

Born in the year 1954
Ryan Shaw School of Art, London
Photography, N.Y Columbia University, USA
 
 
   

 


Harout Torossian


Born inthe year 1933
 
Oil on canvas
(65x90cm)
1968

The Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, Beirut
L'Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts,Paris

 

 

 







Samar Mogharbel
 
Ceramic + enamel
(36x70cm)
1994

Born in the year 1958
Bachelor of science, Lebanese Amweican University of London, UK
 
 
   


Joseph Harb

Born in the year 1964
 

Installation
(158x123cm)
1994

 

Institute of Fine Arts, Lebanese University, Beirut
Sculpture, Cergy, France

 

 




Theo Mansour

Born in the year 1961
Photography, L'Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris
 
 
Mixed media on canvas
(115x120cm)
1997

Collection include other art works by artists like:

Halim Jurdak
Hussein Madi
Rafic Charaf
Saloua Raouda Choucair
Adel El Saghir
George Guv
Levon Moumjian
Farid Aouad
Munir Najm
Anita Toutikian
Jhon Hadidian
Greta Naufal
Youssef Aoun

 

 

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