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Martin Giesen

Martin Giesen was born in Osnabruck, W. Germany in 1945. He is presently Assoc. Professor the Art at the Camrose Lutheran College, Camrose, Alberta. He studied at the University of Heidelberg where he received a Ph.D. in history of art in 1973. His undergraduate studies were completed between 1966 and 1970 at T.H. Bethel, Bielefeld, and Heidelberg College. Tiffin, Ohio and the Universitat Heidelberg. His professional work included: Assistant for Research and Education, 1970 – 1971, New York, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Assistant Professor of Art, 1973 – 1985 at the American University of Beirut; Faculty of Environmental Design (1985-1986) at the University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.  Martin Giesen had a number of exhibitions of work including many one man shows. 

1965 – Junge Deutsche Kunst, Tubingen

1965 – Bajer’s close, Oxforf

1966 – Grosse Berliner Kunstausstellung

1967 – Theatre Gallery, Tiffin, Ohio

1975 – Aramco, Dharan

1979 – Goethe Institut, Beirut

1981 – Galerie Epreuve d’Artisle, Beirut

1982 – Mandaloun, Dbaie

1983 – Galerie Epreuve d’Artiste, Beirut

1984 – Mandaloun, Dbaie

1986 – UPM Gallery, Dharan, Saudi Arabia 

1987 – Camrose Lutheran College

1987 – Galerie sagert, Berlin

In 1984, a monograph, John Munroe, “Giesen’s Lebanon”, Rahani House, Beirut, 1984, was published.  Martin Giesen’s work can be found in the National Collection, Beirut, Lebanon, (President’s Purchase 1982, 1983, 1984) and the Alberta Art Foundation, Purchase 1987.

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