Laure Ghorayeb is a self-taught Lebanese
artist born in 1931 in the village of Deir al-Qamar. She first started out as a cultural journalist/critic and a poet and has worked at several magazines including Shi'r
, Le Jour
. Currently known for her intricate and detailed ink drawings, Ghorayeb's work represents chronicles of her life as well as events and people that have had an impact on her such as the Lebanese civil wars and members of her family.