Born in 1942 in Roumieh, Lebanon. Died in 1990.


Dorothy Salhab Kazemi was born in 1942 in Roumieh, Mount Lebanon. She first pursued her studies in art at the Beirut College for Women (BCW, now Lebanese American University) before receiving a BA in English Literature in 1963 from the American University of Beirut. She received further training at the School of Arts and Crafts (Kunsthaandvaerker Skolen) in Copenhagen, Denmark from 1963 to 1964 and then studied with the renowned Danish ceramicist Gutte Eriksen until 1966. Kazemi spent over a decade teaching the ceramic arts, first in Glasgow from 1968 to 1972, then at the Beirut University College (now Lebanese American University) from 1971 to 1982. She held numerous solo exhibitions. In Beirut, she showed at Gallery One (1972), Contact Art Gallery (1974), and Artisans du Liban et d’Orient (1975); in Glasgow at Compass Gallery (1969); in Copenhagen at Kunstindustri Museet (Museum of Art and Design; 1975) and in France at Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture in Riberac (1988) and at Ferme de Lussac in Verteillac (1990). She is honored by the Dorothy Salhab Kazemi Museum in Lebanon.