Samir was born in 1952 in a quaint Lebanese village perched atop the Chouf Mountain, and his colorful mountain Mediterranean landscapes recall his childhood. At age 21 he emigrated to Canada and has pursued his professional career as well as his passion for painting.
Samir’s paintings transport us to the turn of the century with his unique style and originality. Robert L. Mooney, Director of the Galleries J.R.. Mooney, San Antonio, Texas wrote the following: “We have had the pleasure of representing the artwork of Samir Sammoun to our collectors in the southwestern U.S. for several years. The fresh, colorful, impressionistic renditions presented in his work have been received with unprecedented enthusiasm…Samir is a fresh and exciting talent depicting the landscapes he sees in rich colours with his own wonderfully unique impressionistic style.”
Samir Sammoun is listed in the Biennial Guide to Canadian Artists in Galleries published by Magazinart. He is in the collections of the Government of Quebec, Office of the Premier; the Presidential Palace, Beirut, Lebanon; City of Plattsburgh, NY, Office of the Mayor; Metropolitan Orchestra, Montreal, Quebec; IBM, Montreal, Quebec and Coca Cola, Mexico. Some of his awards are as follows:
Fine Art Magazine, 1,000 Years of Peace, selected for the front cover
Palm Springs, 2003, Champ de moutarde selected for back cover
Invited Artist: Commissioned Painting, National Assembly Portrait, gift to the Quebec Government
Invited Artist: Book Cover, Public Health Dept. Government of Quebec, 1997
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