etel-adnan

Etel Adnan, 1925-Present

Etel Adnan, 1925-Present

Etel Adnan, 1925-Present
Poet, essayist, painter, writer and artist Etel Adnan was born in Beirut, Lebanon. One of the most celebrated and accomplished Arab American authors, Adnan moves beautifully between writing and art. Adnan studied at UC Berkeley and Harvard, and then taught at Dominican University in San Rafael, California. Adnan’s early poems described the violence and exile created by war. Widely known for her writing, Adnan’s visual and creative art including film, textiles, bookmaking and painting is inspired by her spiritual engagement with the world. A leading voice of contemporary Arab-American culture, Adnan started painting in the early 1960s following the Algerian War when she decided to stop writing in French. During her time in Sausalito, Mount Tamalpais became the central subject matter of many of her paintings and poems.

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  1. Etel Adnan, 1925-Present
    Poet, essayist, painter, writer and artist Etel Adnan was born in Beirut, Lebanon. One of the most celebrated and accomplished Arab American authors, Adnan moves beautifully between writing and art. Adnan studied at UC Berkeley and Harvard, and then taught at Dominican University in San Rafael, California. Adnan’s early poems described the violence and exile created by war.
    Widely known for her writing, Adnan’s visual and creative art including film, textiles, bookmaking and painting is inspired by her spiritual engagement with the world. A leading voice of contemporary Arab-American culture, Adnan started painting in the early 1960s following the Algerian War when she decided to stop writing in French. During her time in Sausalito, Mount Tamalpais became the central subject matter of many of her paintings and poems.

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