Hussein Madi is a painter, sculptor, and printmaker born in Chebaa, Lebanon, in 1938. He studied painting, sculpture, and etching at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts in Beirut and at the Academia di Belle Arti di Roma in Italy. Madi divided his time between the two cities from 1973 to 1986, after which point, he returned permanently to Beirut.
Madi’s joyful experiments in color and form have resulted in a unique body of work that evokes modern artists like Matisse and Picasso as well as the principles of divine harmony that inform the abstract designs of Islamic art. Whether in two or three dimensions, Madi’s lines sing with a spontaneous freedom that belies the careful, even exacting, calculations that the artist invests in each work.
Madi’s art has been exhibited around the world at venues such as the British Museum in London, the Venice Biennale, the Ueno Museum in Tokyo, and the Sao Paolo Biennale in Brazil, among others. Madi has won several prizes, including the Sursock Museum’s prize for painting (8th Salon, 1965) and the prize for sculpture (1968), the Italian Cultural Centre’s prize for sculpture (8th Salon, 1968–69), and the first prize for engraving (Citta di Lecce, Italy, 1974). Madi was also president of the Association of Lebanese Artists from 1982 to 1992.
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