Ghassan Muhsen

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Ghassan Muhsen
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Ghassan Muhsen
Born (1945-09-28)September 28, 1945
Nassiriyah, Iraq
Occupation Ambassador
Artist
Years active 1970s–2016
Spouse(s) Maha Al Baroudi
Website [1]

Ghassan Muhsen (Arabic: غسان محسن  ; born September 28, 1945)[1] is an Iraqi career diplomat, as well as an artist with over 18 solo exhibitions and over 30 joint shows in four continents ranging from New Delhi to New York, from Dubai to Tunis.[2] Currently Ambassador Ghassan Muhsen serves as Ambassdor to the Kingdom Of Bahrain.[3] His work usually incorporates three basic elements “Floral, architectural motifs, and traditional calligraphy"[4] His paintings are "a result of a fusion between the three" His work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East.[5]

Personal[edit]

Ghassan was born in Nassiriyah, Iraq, to army officer Muhsen Hussain and school teacher Fathia Talib. Ghassan was born into an Iraqi family of Arab heritage.[6]

Family[edit]

Married to Maha Al Baroudi, Ambassador Ghassan Muhsen has three sons, Mustafa, Al Ahareth and Al Monther[7]

Art career[edit]

Growing up in Iraq, Ghassan Muhsin, was taught by some of the most well known pioneers of art, Shakir Hassan Al-Sai’d, Ismail Fateh Al Turk & Dr. Ismail Al Sheikhly during his high school years, but apart from that has no formal training in the arts,[8]

Early Era 1970s to 1981[edit]

While posted in New York in the 1970s Ghassan's artistic spirit surfaced. New York's vibrant cultural scene, art world, museums, people and architecture influenced Ghassan to the point where he took up oil paints and canvas and started painting in a formal fashion. His creativiy was heavily influenced by his surroundings,[9]

Floral Phase 1982 to 1991[edit]

Posted to Pakistan, Ghassan was influenced by the art of the subcontinent and the environment he was living in, his works started to incorporate more and more floral motifs[10]

Fusion Phase 1992 to 2003[edit]

Selected Solo Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2011 "A Fresh Start: New Works by Ghassan Muhsen" Pomegranate Gallery, New York, NY[11]
  • 2010 Westwood Gallery, New Jersey, NJ
  • 2010 Pomegranate Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2008 Assilah Cultural Festival, Assilah Morocco
  • 2007 Sultan Bin Ali Owais Cultural Foundation, Dubai UAE[12]
  • 2007 The Lahore Arts Council, Lahore Pakistan[13]
  • 2007 Bahrain Interior Design Exhibition, Exhibition Center Bahrain
  • 2006 Alfonoon Gallery, Kuwait
  • 2005 Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi UAE
  • 2005 Bahrain Art Center, Bahrain
  • 2002 Indian Council For Cultural Relations, New Delhi India[14]
  • 2002 Baghdad Gallery, Baghdad Iraq
  • 2001 Baghdad Gallery, Baghdad Iraq
  • 2000 Baghdad Gallery, Baghdad Iraq
  • 1997 Baghdad Gallery, Baghdad Iraq
  • 1996 Abaad Gallery, Baghdad Iraq
  • 1989 Baghdad Gallery, Baghdad Iraq
  • 1986 Rothas Gallery, Rawlpindi Pakistan
  • 1985 French Cultural Centre, Islamabad Pakistan
  • 1982 Rothas Gallery, Rawlpindi Pakistan

Joint Shows[edit]

  • 2009 Dar El Jild, Tunis Tunisia
  • 2009 Seedi Bu Said Tunisia
  • 2007 Al Bareh Gallery, Bahrain
  • 2006 Pomegranate Gallery New York, NY[15]
  • 2004 Bahrain Art Centre, Bahrain
  • 2004 Assilah Cultural Festival, Assilah Morocco
  • 2001 National Art Gallery, Beijing China
  • 2001 Baghdad 3rd Art Festival, Baghdad Iraq
  • 2001 Al Orfali Art Gallery, Baghdad Iraq
  • 2000 Al Orfali Art Gallery, Baghdad Iraq
  • 2000 Baghdad Art Gallery, Baghdad Iraq
  • 1985 National Art Gallery, Islamabad Pakistan

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