TELFAIR ACADEMYMay 26–September 16, 2012
The ever-popular collection of drawings, watercolors, and paintings by the Lebanese-born, visionary artist and writer Kahlil Gibran (1883–1931) will be on view again at the Telfair Academy beginning on May 26. Although best known for authoring The Prophet, a collection of short, philosophical essays that became one of the top-selling books of the twentieth century, Kahlil Gibran pursued visual art first. Beginning in childhood, his early efforts set him on a lifelong path of creativity that ultimately made possible his literary achievements. Inspired by painters from the Renaissance, the Pre-Raphaelites, the French Symbolists, and others, such as visionary William Blake, Gibran sought to express symbolic ideas about life, humanity, and the interconnectedness of all things in his own unique way.