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Mohammad Abdullah Ghannoum

Mohammad Abdullah  Ghannoum

Mohammad Abdullah Ghannoum

Damascus, Syria

Calligrapher Artist, D.Litt (art history), member of the Union of Artists CAP, prize winner of international art contests

Biography

Mohammad Abdullah Ghannoum was born in 1949 in Damask.

In 1976 he graduated from the University of Damask, Fine Arts Department, Interior Design section.

In 1992 he defended a PhD thesis "The Art of Arabic Calligraphy" in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).

Since 1985 Mohammad Abdullah Ghannoum has been taking an active part in international festivals and exhibitions of art, calligraphy and book-printing.

Since 1995 Mohammad has been teaching at the Fine Arts Department and Architecture Department in the University of Damask.

Private exhibitions in Arab and European countries:

Amman —1986, 2003
Kuwait — 1986, 1987, 1999
Dubai — 1995
Abu-Dhabi — 1996
Doha — 1997
Cairo — 1999
Beirut — 1999
Rome — 1980
Paris — 1982
Warsaw — 1984
Krakow — 1984
Sofia — 1985
Moscow — 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Tashkent — 1991, 1992, 1997
Bukhara — 1992
Samarkand — 1992
Mannheim — 1996
Heidelberg — 1996, 2003
Bonn — 1996, 1997
Berlin — 1997
Munich — 1997
Kolin — 1997
London — 2000, 2002
Coventry — 2000
Istanbul — 2005
Madrid — 2007

Professional Awards:

Mohammad Abdullah Ghannoum is a laureate of International biennales including two-year biennale of Arabic artists in Tripoli (Libya) (1980), exhibition of Union of Artists in Kuwait (1981), biennale of Al-Sharik in the United Arab Emirates (1995), biennale of painting of Islamic countries in Teheran (2003, 2005), biennale in Bagdad (2001), International biennale in Peking (2003), biennale Lagur in Pakistan (2004)

Author works

Damascus

Gouache on cardboard, 29.7x21 cm, 2009

Love

Gouache on cardboard, 21x29.7 cm, 2009

Love

Gouache on cardboard, 21x29.7 cm, 2009

Hob (Love)

Cardboard, gouache, 21x29.7 cm, 2009

Sham

Gouache on cardboard, 21x29.7 cm, 2009
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