Born in 1924 in Midan Lebanon. Died 1982 in Paris, France.


Farid Aouad was born in the village of Maydan in South Lebanon in 1924. He studied painting and drawing at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts from 1943-1947. Due to his limited means, he mainly worked on paper in the early years of his artistic training. In 1948, he received a scholarship to study in Paris at L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and trained in the studios of Othon Friesz and André Lhote until 1951. He returned to Beirut for several years before moving permanently to Paris in 1959. He continued to show his work regularly in Beirut at Sursock Museum’s annual Salon d’Automne and Galerie L’Amateur. His exhibitions include the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles (1963, 1964) and Galleria La Barcaccia, Rome (1972). Aouad died in Paris in 1982 and was paid a special tribute by the Sursock Museum.