1923 - 2009
Helen Khal (1923-2009) was a Lebanese-American painter, art critic and gallerist. She was born in Pennsylvania in a family from Tripoli, North Lebanon, where she started painting. In 1946, she married young poet Yusuf Al Khal in Lebanon, where she settled. That same year, she enrolled at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (Alba). In 1960 she had her first solo exhibition at Galerie Alecco Saab in Beirut. Three years later, she and her husband founded Gallery One. She is the author of numerous articles and publications, including The Woman Artist in Lebanon in 1987.