(1928 - 2005)
Aref El-Rayess was active/lived in Lebanon, Italy. Aref ElRayess is known for painting.
Biography Aref El-Rayess
Born in Aley, Mount Lebanon in 1928, Aref Rayess started his career as a self-taught artist He lived in Africa for many years during which he travelled between Senegal and Paris. In Paris, he joined the studios of Fernand Léger, André Lhote, Marcelle Marso and Ossip Zadkine while studying at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière.
In 1957, he returned to Lebanon, but left again for Florence in 1959 with a scholarship from the Italian government. From 1960 to 1963, he lived in Rome where he went on studying and exhibiting.
In 1963, he returned to Lebanon.
Such is the diversity and variation of Rayess output, it is impossible to attach his oeuvre to any given movement or artistic style. A complete and consummate artist, Rayess refused to
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