Etel Adnan was born on 1925 in Beirut, Lebanon. She died on November 14, 2021 in Paris, France. Lebanese American artist, poet and essayist, she writes in English and French. She has been painting since the sixties and her work has received international recognition since Documenta13, in 2012. In 2014, she was invited to the biennial of the Whitney Museum (New York) and the Qatar museum of modern art, the Mathaf, dedicates a retrospective to her, organized by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Since then, numerous museums (Bern, Luxembourg, San Francisco, Aspen, Lille, etc.) and art centers have devoted exhibitions to her.
Adnan's works appear in numerous collections, including the MNAM-Center Pompidou, Paris; Mathaf, Doha, Qatar; MoMA, New York; M +, Hong Kong; Royal Jordanian Museum, Amman; the Museum of Modern Art, Tunis; Sursock Museum, Beirut; Institute of the Arab World, Paris; British Museum, London; Tate Gallery, London; World Bank Collection, Washington D.C.; National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington DC; as well as in many private collections.