Paul Guiragossian

(1926 - 1993) Born in Jerusalem to Armenian refugee parents, Paul has become one of Lebanon’s most celebrated artist. In 1939 the family moved to Beirut, where he lived until his death in 1993. He has become one of Lebanon’s most distinguished painters. Guiragossian started to paint in 1942 at the Yarcon Studio and began his artistic training in 1944 at the Italian Academy Pietro Langhetti. In 1956 he received a scholarship to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, after which he spent many years studying and painting in Paris and United States. His work is present in many collections throughout the Middle East and across the world, including that of the Vatican Museum.