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1. Etel Adnan (1925-2021) was a Lebanese-American poet, essayist, and visual artist.

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2. Recognized as a leading voice in contemporary Arab-American culture.

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3. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, she grew up multilingual and moved between cultures throughout her life.

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4. Studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, UC Berkeley, and Harvard.

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5. Began painting in the 1960s, alongside her established writing career.

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6. Known for her intimate, small-scale paintings inspired by landscape and spirituality.

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7. Authored numerous books of poetry, essays, and novels.

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8. Her most celebrated novel, "Sitt Marie Rose," explores the Lebanese Civil War.

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