The artist

Mouna Rebeiz

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Even as a small child, Mouna Rebeiz’s creativity and special fervor for the plastic arts were manifest. Born into a family of artists—musicians, painters and poets—her paintings resonate with the “music and verse” that infused her childhood.

Fascinated by the complexities of the human psyche, Mouna studies Psychology at the Sorbonne in Paris and at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Once her Master’s degree in Psychology completed, she starts a family of her own, dividing her time between Europe and the North American continent. In 1995, she is accepted at the Atelier Cépiade in Paris, where she meets Alix de la Source. A specialist of 17th and 18th century painting, and lecturer at the Louvre, Alix introduces her to the techniques of the Great Masters and helps her evolve her personal style.

From her courses in patinas, to those on the Renaissance, from the expertise of Abraham Pincas, painter and head of the Painting and Techniques Atelier at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris to that of the great Lebanese painter, Mohamed el Rawas, her professor at the Institute of Fine Arts in Beirut, Mouna continually refines her technique, to better capture the pulse of life in her paintings.