Sari Ibrahim Khoury

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Birthday
13, 1941
Birthplace
Jerusalem, Israel
Death Date
Jun 18, 1997 (56)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
13, 1941
Birthplace
Jerusalem, Israel
Death Date
Jun 18, 1997 (56)

About

Remembered for his charcoal, acrylic, and oil paintings and drawings, this Palestinian-American Abstract Expressionist artist was the subject of a 2008 Arab American National Museum retrospective.

Before Fame

He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a bachelor's degree in art and went on to earn an M.F.A. from Detroit, Michigan's Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Trivia

He taught at both Central Michigan University and Berea College (Kentucky).

Family Life

Born in Jerusalem, he was forced to leave his home city when the state of Israel was created. After emigrating from Palestine to the United States, he married Suheila Ghannam.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of the Russian abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky.