Pauline Saade is a Lebanese-American artist. Born in Deir El-Qamar, a village located in the southern part of Lebanon. She was heavily inspired by nature, poetry, mythology, and stories during her childhood. She had a particular love for Khalil Gibran, a well known Lebanese artist, poet and writer. Pauline came to the United States at the age of 11 shortly after the Lebanese civil war had ended in 1990. Even though she lived most of her life during the war, she brought with her a wealth of happy memories that stemmed from spending time in nature hiding away in the peaceful mountains of Lebanon. These memories will always remain engraved in her heart, and are what she draws on for inspiration. Although Lebanon is a war torn country, it’s beauty and strength of its people acts as a creative outlet for her. Her paintings exemplify the strength of hope for a new beginning in the land of opportunity. They represent the inner strength and power it took her and her family to flee the country and start a new life. Her inspirational paintings and photography are a symbol of rising above all challenges.Pauline attended Rutgers University, where she studied Eastern Religion, Art History, painting, and drawing. She currently resides in Jersey City, NJ and is planning to go back to visit Lebanon for the first time after 20 years.
Location: Jersey City, NJ, USA