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Artist
Kahlil Gibran
Title
Portrait of the Artist’s Mother
Date
c. 1908 - 1914
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
Framed: 23 1/2 × 28 3/4 inches (59.7 × 73 cm)
Tags
Painting
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Haskell Minis.
Accession Number
1950.8.43
Kahlil Gibran pursued his creative expressions through both the written word and the visual arts. Best known for his popular 1923 literary phenomenon The Prophet, Gibran earned international recognition as a novelist, poet, essayist, and artist. His visual art was inspired by a myriad of sources, including the symbolism of his peer Arthur B. Davies, the sensuality of the British Pre-Raphaelites, and the unmixed color of J.M.W. Turner. Telfair Museums owns nearly 100 paintings and drawings by Gibran, the largest collection of his visual art in the United States.