Kahlil Gibran biography

Kahlil Gibran

Visual Artist

1922 –


Who is Kahlil Gibran?

Kahlil Gibran, sometimes known as "Kahlil George Gibran", was a painter and sculptor from Boston, Massachusetts. A student of the painter Karl Zerbe at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Gibran first received acclaim as a magic realist painter in the late 1940s when he exhibited with other emerging artists later known as the "Boston Expressionists." Called a "master of materials," as both artist and restorer, Gibran turned to sculpture in the mid-fifties. In 1972, in an effort to separate his identity from his famous relative and namesake, the author of The Prophet, Gibran Kahlil Gibran, who was cousin both to his father Nicholas Gibran and his mother Rose Gibran, the sculptor co-authored with his wife Jean a biography of the poet entitled Kahlil Gibran His Life And World. Gibran is known for multiple skills, including painting; wood, wax, and stone carving; welding; and instrument making.

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  • United States of America
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Lived in
  • Boston

on July 23, 2013


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