in 1954 and raised in Lebanon. He attended school at The College
Du Sacre-Coeur, Beirut, where he graduated in 1972. He studied at
the American University of Beirut and graduated with a bachelor
degree in mechanical engineering in 1976. He practiced engineering
in various companies in Lebanon and abroad and immigrated to Montreal,
Canada, in 1992 with his wife and first child. He then moved to
Mississauga, Ontario, in 1995 and is still living there since then.
Since his childhood, his talent and skill in drawing were evident.
Family, teachers and classmates were often impressed with portraits
that he did of them.
In Lebanon, he attended several workshops by renowned Lebanese artists
such as Assaad Renno, Hamawi, Gueragossian and others. After moving
to Canada, he pursued additional fine art courses including classical
animation at Sheridan College.
He works in watercolor, oil, pastel, pencil, and ink in addition
to pyrography (wood burning), sculpture and computer 3D sculpting.
He participated in several shows and competitions including:
- Fabriano drawing and painting competition in Lebanon, 1972, where
he won third prize.
- Group exhibition in Cyprus in 1990.
- Exhibited at the Lebanon festival in Montreal in 1993.
His work also includes story illustration, puppet shows.
He is launching a new business of digital modeling and carving (murexdesigns.com).
Man with glasses, 10 x 8 cm, watercolor / gouache
Old lady, 10 x 8 cm, charcoal
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