Simone Fattal

Country: Syria

Title:  Sailor


Size: 8.5" x 4.5"

The World's Women On-Line!

Fattal was born in Damascus, Syria in 1942. She studied philosophy at the École des Lettres in Beirut, Lebanon, and the Sorbonne in Paris. She is a painter and an art critic for Radio Lebanon. Fattal illustrated Etel Adnan's book, Five Senses for One Death (Arabic edition, 1973).

In 1980 Fattal moved to the United States, where she founded a publishing house, the Post-Apollo Press, devoted to producing works by women. A versatile artist, she is the author of several short stories. She began work in photography in 1980 and sculpture in 1985.

Her selected solo exhibitions include: Retrospective exhibition, Dar el-Nadwa, Beirut, 1992; and Galerie One, Beirut, Lebanon, 1973.

Her selected group exhibitions include: Forces of Change: Artists of the Arab World, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, 1994; Perception Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1983 and '84; Museum of Modern Art, Tunis, Tunisia, 1979; Espace Cardin, Paris, France, 1978; Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1974; and Dar el-Fan, Beirut, Lebanon, 1974.
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