Hannibal Alkhas

Influential artist (1930-2010)

Alkhas passed away at 2 o´clock, 14th September 2010, at age of 80 in Turlock, California, days after arriving from Iran for medical treatment. See select paintings, "The Artist, the Myth". Visit his website hannibal-alkhas.org

Documentary, "A Man from Assyria":

elahe.net: "Son of the Assyrian writer Rabi Adai Alkhas was born in Kermanshah, Iran, in1930. His uncle John Alkhas is one of the two most famous Assyrian poets in the 20th century. Hannibal spent his childhood and teenage years in Kermanshah, Ahwaz and Tehran. In 1951, Hannibal moved to the United states in pursuit of his education and studied philosophy for three years at Loyola University of Chicago, Illinois. From 1953 to 1959 he attended the Art Institute of Chicago where he earned his Bachelor's and Masters of Fine Art. In 1959, after the death of his father, Hannibal returned to Iran. He began teaching at the Tehran School of Fine Arts for nearly four years. During that time he also established the successful Gilgamesh Gallery, the first modern Art Gallery in Iran where aspiring young artists were introduced. In 1963, he returned to the US and taught art at Monticello Collage, in Illinois where he became the chairman of the art department. In 1969 he went back to Iran and taught at Tehran University for eleven years. In 1980, Hannibal was spent twelve years teaching arts at the Assyrian Civic Club of Turluck, private collages and The University of California at Berkeley and Los Angeles." From 1992 until recently he taught art at Azad University in Tehran.


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