Etel Adnan Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Etel Adnan (Ethel N. Adnan)

Last Updated: 15 Apr, 2024 | Views: 37

Age: 96

Profession: Poet

Other Profession(s): Essayist, Visual Artist

Famous For: Won the France-Pays Arabes award for her novel Sitt Marie Rose.

Higher Education: University of Paris, Harvard University

Etel Adnan Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
24 Feb, 1925 (96 Years 08 Months 21 Days)

Birth Country

Birth Place

American, Lebanese

Died on
14 Nov, 2021

Cause of Death
Heart Ailment

Etel Adnan Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography): 
Etel Adnan (1925–2021) was a Lebanese American writer, artist and poet. Adnan was regarded as “arguably the most celebrated and accomplished Arab-American author writing today” by MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States in 2003. In addition to her writing, she created various visual arts including tapestries, films and oil paintings that have been shown in galleries around the world.
Etel Adnan Life
• Adnan was born in 1925 in Beirut, Lebanon. On her mother’s side, Rose "Lily" Lacorte was a Greek Orthodox from Smyrna and on the father’s side, Assaf Kadri was a Sunni Muslim-Turkish high-ranking Ottoman officer born in Damascus, Ottoman Syria.

• When she turned 24 years old, Adnan moved to Paris where she obtained philosophy degree at University of Paris. Following this she proceeded to America whereby she pursued postgraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University.

• In these years from 1958 to 1972, she taught philosophy of art at Dominican College San Rafael (the present Dominican University of California). Besides delivering lectures on various American campuses.

• Paris and Sausalito were Adnan’s places of residence. She died in Paris on November fourteenth twenty-twenty one aged ninety-six.
Etel Adnan Visual art
• She additionally worked as a painter and her first abstract paintings were produced utilising a palette knife to apply oil paint to the canvas – often directly from the tube – by making strong strokes towards the surface.

• By the 1960s she had started to incorporate Arabic calligraphy into her artworks and books such as Livres d'Artistes. She recalls how she used to sit for hours copying words from an Arabic grammar without trying to understand its meaning.

Etel Adnan Awards and recognition
• Sitt Marie Rose, her novel, awarded the France-Pays Arabes prize in 1977.
• Sea and Fog, a poetry collection of hers received the California Book Award for Poetry in 2013.
• Lambda Literary Award was awarded to her in 2013.
• The French Government named her Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2014.

Etel Adnan Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 165 cm
In Meters 1.65 m
In feet & Inches 5'5"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 56 Kg
In Pounds 123 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Etel Adnan Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Assaf Kadri

Mother's Name

Simone Fattal

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