Saloua Raouda Choucair

1916–2017

Saloua Raouda Choucair, ‘Poem’ 1963–5
Poem 1963–5
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Saloua Raouda Choucair (Arabic: سلوى روضة شقير‎; June 24, 1916 – January 26, 2017) was a Lebanese painter and sculptor. She is said to have been the first abstract artist in Lebanon, though she sold nothing there until 1962.

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