Louay Kayyali (Syrian, 1978)

Timeline

1934
Born in Aleppo, Syria
1952
First exhibition of his paintings was held in his hometown of Aleppo
1956–1961
Studied decoration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome
1967
Controversial exhibition “fi Sabil al-Qadiyyah” (for the Sake of The [Arab] Cause) including thirty black and white works in charcoal, criticized by many artists and journalists as being very pessimistic
1978
Died, alleged to have committed suicide