(1901 - 1969)
Omar Onsi was active/lived in Lebanon. Omar Onsi is known for landscape painting.
Biography Omar Onsi
Omar Onsi was born in Beirut in 1901. Onsi was a pioneer of modern painting in Lebanon, and is considered
Lebanon's most renowned landscape painter along with Mustapha Farroukh.
After an attempt to study medicine, Onsi studied painting in Beirut with Khalil Saleeby. From
1922 to 1927, he traveled to Transjordan, where he taught painting and
English to the children of King Abdullah. During this stay, he discovered the desert, and its many colors. It had a major influence on his work.
In 1928, Onsi went to Paris to continue his training. He stayed for 3
years, attending the Académie Julian and different workshops. During
that period, Onsi focused on painting portraits, nudes
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