Rana Raouda is a prominent Lebanese painter born in Beirut in 1961. She graduated in 1983 with a BFA from LAU and continued her studies at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. and The Monoprint Workshop in New Mexico. She has successfully showcased her work internationally at solo and group exhibitions. In 1997 she was awarded the young artist award for the XXI Salon d’Automne at the Sursock Museum. In 2007 she received the first prize in Ornans-France and in Montreux-Switzerland. Her work is displayed in public and private collections; St Elias Church Kantari - Beirut, An Nahar, and is part of the permanent collection of the Sursock Museum.