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Etel Adnan

1925 - 2021

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Etel Adnan (1925-2021) was a painter, poet and essayist, and more broadly, an iconic figure of the early 21st century. Born in Beirut in a multiethnic and multicultural family, she grew up speaking Arabic, Greek and Turkish and studied in a Francophone religious school. She travelled to Paris, where she obtained a degree in philosophy before pursuing her curriculum at the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University. Adnan returned to Beirut and developed a writing practice through newspaper articles. After the start of the war in Lebanon, she published the novel Sitt Marie-Rose and the poem The Arab Apocalypse. In parallel, she constructed a corpus of visual works composed of paintings, drawings, foldable leporellos and tapestries.

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