Doris Bittar

Country: Lebanon

Title:  In the Sun's Blood

Medium: Oil on linen

Size: 60" x 174"

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Bittar is Lebanese though she was born in Baghdad, Iraq and is now living in San Diego. She received her BFA from State University of New York at Purchase, attended San Diego State University for two years, and earned her MFA from University of California, San Diego.

Her list of Fellowships and Awards is extensive and includes: Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, 1995; Graduate Research Grant, University of California, San Diego, 1992 and 1993; Russell Foundation Grant, University of California, San Diego,1991; Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award for a Painting, Connecticut Women Artists, 1985; and Manuel Siwek Commemorative Award for Excellence in Painting and Drawing, State University of New York at Purchase, 1981.

Her most recent solo exhibitions are: Ornamental Subjects, Fullerton Gallery, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA,1995; Ornamental Subjects, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA, 1994; Doris Bittar: an Introduction, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA, 1994; Under the Sun of the West, the Alternative Museum, New York, 1993; and Looking at Delacroix, New Visual Arts Complex, University of California, San Diego, CA, 1993.

Bittar's work can also be seen on her website: and she may be contacted directly at her e-mail address:
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