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Michael Khoury



Michael Khoury, untitled (Cathedral), oil on board

oil on board
35.5 x 21.75 in.
framed dimension: 42 x 27.5 in.


Michael Khoury was born in northern Lebanon in 1950. He emigrated to Canada at the age of nine when his family settled in Fredericton. He displayed a keen interest in painting and drawing from an early age, and during the 1980's developed a similar interest in photography, winning several awards.

In 1992, Michael was introduced to Molly Lamb Bobak. For the next three years, under her encouragement and instruction, he became more familiar with the works of many artists, and has been painting extensively ever since.

Michael's sense of colour is attributed to his fondness for the culture of the Middle East. Molly Bobak writes of him: "Every student begins with a mentor and shows influences of artists he admired; Michael now has reached a point of individual expression." Christina Sabat wrote, " They are painted in a romantic brilliance of patterns of light and colour, like the vividness of an Oriental carpet with an impressionist sensibility."

About painting, Michael states, " It is an endless voyage of exploration. There may be a surprise and a sense of satisfaction in every canvas as at every port of call, but one never reaches a final destination because there is always more to discover."

He has had successful exhibitions in New Brunswick and has shown his paintings in Montreal since 1997. His work is part of many private and corporate collections throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.