Mamdouh Kashlan - Born in Damascus - Syria 1929
1952-1957 Diploma from fine arts Academy of Rome, specialized in oil and graphic painting. during the period, he participated in a number of collective exhibitions and artistic activities in Italy.
1956 was awarded the first prize in the international exhibition of Italian scenery through the eyes of the foreign artist - VIAREGGIO.
1958 held his first private exhibition sponsored by the Syrian Government in the national museum in Damascus.
1959 held private exhibition in the modern art museum in Cairo.
1959-1961 teacher of art at the Leonardo DaVenci Academy for fine arts in Cairo.
1961 individual exhibition in modern art museum in Cairo.
1967-1988 administrator for art education at the ministry of education in Damascus.
1968 established the school art museum in Damascus.
1969-1975 established and presided by election the fine arts cyndicate in Syria.
1971 established the general union for Arab fine artists, and was elected Deputy Secretary - General. then he represented Syria in the conferences, meetings and activities as well as international exhibitions.
1974 editor if a book on the well-known Syrian artist Loay Kayali.
1975 held the first exhibition in Rome at a formal invitation from Centro Per La Relazioni Italo - Arab - Rome.
1976 finalized his art work (local countenance) for the national museum in Damascus 400 - 200 cm.
1977-1978 was granted a fellowship from the Italian government to enhance his artistic experience:
During that period he participated in several meetings conferences and artistic activities.
Held ten exhibitions in different Italian cities.
Was awarded the title (Accademio Honoris - Causa) Sielo - Normanna Academy in Nonreale - Palermo.
1978 officially invited by the Bulgarian Ministry of culture to hold a private exhibition in the Ministry s Hall in Sofia.
1979 won the prize of the international Biennial by Humour and Satire museum in Gabrovo - Bulgaria.
1980 founded the first private gallery in Syria - Ebla Gallery, which remained unique for seven years. at present, he is the director.
1981 held private exhibition through a formal invitation from the ministry of culture in Tunisia.
1982 held private exhibition through a formal invitation from the ministry of culture in Sana a - Yemen.
1983 edited a book on one of the Syrian pioneers in the artistic movement -Mahmoud Jalal.
1984 held private exhibition at the art museum in Varna - Bulgaria.
1987 guest of honor at the international Biennial of Gabrovo museum - Bulgaria.
1988 resigned from official duty at the ministry of education, and dedicated his endeavour to the artistic activities in the abroad.
1991 accomplished two big oil paintings for the presidential palace in Damascus:
Panorama of Damascus 180x120 cm
Local features 180x120 cm.
1991 held three exhibitions in France by special invitation:
In Lille at Palais Rihour.
Paris at the cultural center of the Syrian embassy.
Grasse at the center Inter, Du Valbon.
1994-1995 composed the group -Artists from Syria- which comprises six artists representing the major art direction in Syria. the group held several exhibitions in Amman - Jordan, Damascus - Syria, Beirut - Lebanon, Paris - France.
1995 held an exhibition in Seinajoki - Finland.
1996 was awarded pioneers prize from the ministry of culture.
1997 was awarded the prize of creativeness from the government of Damascus.
The artist held more than 75 exhibitions and more than 300 exhibitions in Syria and all over the world.
His art works are owned by:
National museum in Damascus - Syria.
National museum in Aleppo - Syria.
National museum in Deir Atieh - Syria
The presidential republic palace Damascus - Syria.
Several ministries, including the ministry of culture, institutions Syrian embassies over the world.
Sorsoq museum in Beirut - Lebanon.
Modern art museum in Cairo - Egypt.
Modern art museum in Tunis - Tunisia.
Fine art museum in Algeria.
Fine art museum in Rabat - Morocco.
Non-Aligned countries museum in Titograd-Mont Negro-Yogoslavia.
Museum in Sofia-Varna- Gabrovo - Targovich in Bulgaria.
Municipality palace in Lille - France.
Privately owned collections all over the world.
He has made several contributions for the UNICEF:
Four of his art works were printed as post cards for the well-fare of the children over the world.
In 1994, UNICEF printed the wall-agenda with his very remarkable painting -the first maternity.
In 1997, one of his paintings was printed as a poster under the slogan - Educating Feminine is the best investment.
He is the director of Ebla Gallery.