Samir Sammoun Originals 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sculpture)
SAMIR SAMMOUN — Samir Sammoun was born in a quaint Lebanese village perched atop the Chouf Mountain, 40 km south of Beirut. To this day, this Modern Impressionist artist vividly recalls the colorful Mediterranean landscape of his childhood.
Samir Sammoun immigrated from Lebanon to Canada at age 21 where he obtained degrees in electronic engineering and telecommunications. Since graduation, he has pursued his professional career as well as his passion, painting. Chris Klimantiris, who began representing Samir Sammoun in 1996, provides an eloquent reaction to the artist’s work. “The first time that I saw Samir’s paintings, I was fascinated by his refined technique. I felt like a time traveler, transported to turn-of-the-century Paris and the Impressionists.”
Samir Sammoun has a unique modern impressionist style and technique. A great colorist by nature, he has a very rich palette of up to 30 tones and shades. He uses soft, round brushes and works mainly on jute, a rougher, stronger material than the traditional linen canvas. Jute is capable of holding the generous amount of material that Samir uses to create a backdrop.
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