Artist & Work

Simone Fattal

Simone Fattal

Female

b. 1942, Damascus

 

Simone Fattal studied philosophy at the Ecole des Lettres (Beirut) and the Sorbonne (Paris). She returned to Beirut in 1969, where started painting. She was part of numerous shows in Lebanon in the ten years before the civil war started. In 1980, fleeing the war, she settled in California and founded the Post-Apollo Press dedicated to innovative and experimental literary work. In 1988, she returned to artistic practice with ceramic sculptures after enrolling at the Art Institute of San Francisco. In 2013, she released Autoportrait, which has been shown in many film festivals.