Michel Basbous (Biographical details)

Michel Basbous (sculptor/medallist; painter/draughtsman; Lebanese; Male; 1921 - 1981)

Also known as

Basbous, Michel

Biography

Sculptor and draughtsman; studied sculpture at L'Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts in Beirut (1945-1949). Between 1949 and 1951 he studied at L'Ecole Superieure Nationale de Beaux-Arts in Paris on a scholarhip from the Lebanese goverment.
He returned to Paris in 1954 to study under the Russian artist and sculptor Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967). In 1957 he became a Professor of sculpture at the American University of Beirut. In 1958 he went to live in his native village Rachana where he exhibited his sculptures in the open air, and turned Rachana into an artistic and cultural centre. His bothers Alfred (1924-2006) and Youssef (1929-2001) were also sculptors as is also his son Anachar (b. 1969).

Bibliography

Gregory Buchakjian (ed) Michel Basbous (Beirut 2014)