Death of Hussein Madi

The Mark Hachem Gallery in Beirut, which has represented the artist for over 10 years, has announced the death of the celebrated multidisciplinary artist. Madi was an important cultural figure in Lebanon and the region, working in several media, including sculpture, painting and printmaking. A master of Islamic art, he was also inspired by European figures such as Picasso and Matisse. Madi's art has been exhibited worldwide, throughout the Arab region and in France , Italy and Japan , as well as in institutions and festivals such as the British Museum and the Venice Biennale .