KAHLIL GIBRANPoet, Painter, Novelist,Essayist and PhilosopherBecharre, Lebanon (1883) - N.Y. (1931)Click to advance
At the age of 11,he with his family Migrated to the United states in search of new opportunities His fame and influence spreads throughout the world. His reflections and poetry have beentranslated into over twenty languages and his drawings and paintings have been exhibited in major world capitals.
Gibran was an accomplished artisit.He has attended art school in Paris from 1908 to 1910, pursuing a symbolist and romantic style over then up-and-coming realism. His more than 700 images include portraits of his friends WB Yeats, Carl Jung and August Rodin. A possible Gibran painting was the subject of a June 2012 episode of the PBS TV series History Detectives
Works NuArais al-Muruj al-Arwah al-Mutamarrida al-Ajniha al-MutakassiraDama wa Ibtisama al-Mawakib al-‘Awāsif al-Badai waal-Taraif The Madman Twenty Drawings The Forerunner The Prophet Sand and Foam Kingdom of the Imagination Jesus, The Son of Man
It is said that on one occasion, a woman carrying a child in his arms, he said:"Master, tell us about the children" and he replied:
"They can house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwellin the house of tomorrow, that even in dreams visit will be given. "
" God made Truth with many doors to welcomeevery believer who knocks on them.. "
Honors Lebanese Ministry of Post and Telecommunications published a stamp in his honor in 1971. Gibran Museum in Bsharri, Lebanon Gibran Khalil Gibran Garden, Beirut, Lebanon Gibran Khalil Gibran collectin, Soumaya Museum, Mexico. Kahlil Gibran Street, Ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada inaugurated on 27 Sept. 2008 on occasion of the 125th anniversary of his birth. Kahlil gibran museum
Death and legacy Gibran died in New York City on April10, 1931: the cause was determined to be cirrhosis of the liver and tuberculosis. Before his death, Gibran expressed the wish that he be buried in Lebanon. This wish was fulfilled in 1932. The words written next to Gibrans grave are "a word I want to see written on my grave: I am alive like you, and Iam standing beside you. Close your eyesand look around, you will see me in front of you ...."