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July 2003
Mahmoud Kahil exhibition
Mahmoud Kahil's work
An example of Mahmoud Kahil's work.
An exhibition showing a wide range of Mahmoud Kahil’s work which targets Middle Eastern conflict issues.
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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
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 International.

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 people.

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.

For more details about The Big Grin, see the Broadway website.

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