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Rana Raouda is a prominent Lebanese painter born in Beirut in 1961. She studied Fine Arts at the Lebanese American University of Beirut, and after graduating in 1983 she continued her training in the field at The Torpedo Factory of Virginia in 1988, followed by Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. in 1992 and The Monoprint Workshop in New Mexico in 1992.

She has successfully showcased her work internationally at solo and group exhibitions
mainly in France, the UAE and Beirut. Her work shows abstract facets that come together to
convey a unique story to every viewer. She has received great recognition from curators,
collectors, critics, and museums alike. Her work has been displayed in important collections,
art museums and art galleries around the world. “My paintings are vertical,” she says, “meant to lift one up. It comes from a stubborn belief in love and beauty in a world where these things can be hard to find. This is what my work is about.”

Rana Raouda fluently expresses her love of nature through conceptual methods. Her lively and
vivacious canvases radiate warmth and positivity. Working with acrylics on canvas, Rana
creates numerous layers, often in various tones of the same color, giving each painting a
sense of depth and movement. Her inspiration comes from life and nature but she
she paints the images she sees in her memories. “When I start a painting, I do not plan the entire composition. The desire to express myself comes from within and what my brush conveys are moments that I have captured in my mind’s eye.”

Private and public collections:
St Elie Church, Beirut
Sursock Museum, Beirut
Bank Audi, Beirut
Annahar building, Beirut
Annecy Hospital, France
Hermes Art Collection, Dubai
Dubai TV, UAE

Awards:
2013 the Golden painting of the year 2012 for “Blue Velvet” from the French national federation of culture in France
2007 First prize, Vision Art 2007
2007 Montreux Art Gallery
1997 XXI Salon d’Automne, Jeune Artiste Prize, Sursock Museum, Beirut

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