The Mahmoud Kahil exhibition will run from 12th
July to September.
The exhibition will show a wide range of Mahmoud’s work which targets
Middle Eastern conflict issues.
Mahmoud was born in Tripoli in North Lebanon, where
he discovered a talent for caricature.
|Mahmoud Kahil at work.
It wasn’t until the early 1970’s that he dedicated
all of his time to drawing editorial cartoons for the political
magazine Monday Morning.
Before the outbreak of civil war in Lebanon in
1975 he had been published in several publications including the
English-language newspaper The Daily Star.
However, the war prevented him from pursuing his
career in his homeland and like many, he left for London in 1979,
where he worked with Asharq Al-Awsat, Arab News and Middle East
Kahil strongly believed that education and entertainment
were equally important aspects of his cartoons.
Throughout his career he sought to enlighten the
world about issues that were and still are essential to the Arab
Kahil’s only weapon in his quest to fight oppression
was his unquestionable gift for simple and direct caricature.
Many of his readers will remember his scathing
cartoons of former Israeli Prime Minister Menachim Begin and Defence
Minister Ariel Sharon, all recurring sources of Kahil’s satire.
Dana Trometer, Mahmoud's daughter, will be talking about her Father's
life and work.
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