Renowned Jordanian calligrapher Farouq Lambaz dies at 79

Farouq Lambaz (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Influential Jordanian calligrapher and painter Farouq Lambaz has passed away on Sunday in Amman at the age of 79.اضافة اعلان

Lambaz was widely known and praised for his distinct approach to painting, which was described as a unique Arabesque style. Many of his works also use Islamic calligraphy and art, encompassing a variety of colors to promote Islamic and Arabic heritage artistically.

According to Khatt Foundation, Lambaz was born in Amman in 1942 and obtained a Law degree from the University of Damascus.

He was involved in numerous art and music exhibitions since completing his education. Some of the most notable solo exhibitions that Lambaz was involved in include the 1982 Alia Art Gallery Exhibition, the 2007 Lines Gallery Exhibition, and the 1984 Jordanian Art Exhibition presented in Beijing, China.

He also served as the Promotion and Design Section director for Royal Jordanian Airlines between 2001 and 2002. In the summer of 2021, he helped organize a musical evening hosted by the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, called  “Andalusia and Farouq Lambaz’s Muwashshahat.”

Art collectors have purchased his works from numerous countries, including the US, Sweden, and England. He has also been awarded a Fourth Order Medal, known as the Order of the Star Medal, from His Majesty the late King Hussein of Jordan. 

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