Painter and sculptor Khalil Rayan was born in the village of al-Damun, Palestine, in 1946. Rayan studied art in Beit al-Karma in Haifa from 1964 to 1967, after which point, he moved to Jerusalem to complete his studies at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, where he later worked as lecturer in the Department of Sculpture for three years. He has held numerous solo and group exhibitions in Palestine and abroad. Rayan believes in art education. “Although learning does not make an artist,” says Rayan, “it narrows the gap between art and its creator by offering ideas and widening the artist’s imagination and capabilities.” About his artistic influences, he says, “I cannot avoid our lived reality, the details of human pain and suffering. Through my sculpture and painting, I communicate both real stories and fantasies, and I express my connection to parenthood, land, life, thirsty creatures, trees, women, and motherhood.”
The following conditions of sale describe the relationship between the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA and the buyers, prospective buyers, and bidders for the Keyword: Palestine II Art Exhibition and Auction which will begin on March 2nd, 2020, and end on December 31st, 2020. By using this website to buy, bid, or inquire about any artwork, you agree to be bound by these conditions.
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