AMSTERDAM — After the creativity and excellence that he showed in his paintings and drawings, Syriac visual artist Rabi Elias Gawreya was honored at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Gawreya, who is from Zalin (Qamishli) in North and East Syria, was born in 1988. This is not the first time that he has been honored in the Netherlands. He was previously honored in 2015 by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands for two of his other paintings in the country’s annual exhibition.
The first painting was about the devastation afflicting Syria and the second one was a visual combination of oriental and Latin letters. The Dutch king honored him and awarded him the medal of the first place in the exhibition.