Ahmad Madoun was a renowned Syrian artist born in 1941 Palmyra. His creative approach calls to mind the brilliance of early modernist painter Marc Chagall. Like Chagall, Madoun combined symbolism with an accomplished sense of colour.
Baya Mahieddine was known simply as Baya. Her work until recently was defined by her relationships with the male artists in her life. The truth may well be closer the the fact that she influenced their work considerably.
I suppose because my focus is figurative art in a more traditional sense, and because I feel the pull of the demands and expectations of the outside world on my work, one of my favourite sculptural pieces is “Expansion” by Paige Bradley.