Antoine Berberi

A second- generation modernist and avant-garde sculptor, Antoine Berberi has earned his fame thanks to his free-form expressionist style which merged between reality signs and abstract patterns.

Born in 1944 in Beirut, Antoine Berberi studied arts at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), i.e. the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts in 1962. Then, he pursued his sculpture studies at the distinguished National School of Fine Arts in Paris from 1963 until 1967. In 1964, he won the first prize of the Foreign Sculptors competition from the distinguished National School of Fine Arts.

In 1967, Antoine Berberi established the first bronze casting atelier in Dbayeh- Northern Matn.

Berberi participated in many international salons and exhibitions held in Lebanon and abroad; in addition to that, he is the author of many monuments in Lebanon, Iran, and Canada.

Antoine Berberi was awarded many prizes, among which figure the Sursock Museum prize in 1967, the Rotary Club prize for the Lebanese Expansion Monument Project in 1969, and Said Akl’s Prize in 1973. In 1985, Antoine Berberi was conferred the medal of chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture Jack Lang.

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