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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Karl Ghattas

1958 - 2007

 
 
Karl Ghattas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. Karl Ghattas Marker
Inscription.

Philosopher, Surgeon
Printer & Poet
lived here

The Artist is Dead Long Live the Poet


 
Location. 51° 31.138′ N, 0° 8.828′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Harley Street just south of New Cavendish Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 57 Harley Street, City of Westminster, England W1G 8QS, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Stewart Duke-Elder (a few steps from this marker); Queen's College (within shouting distance of this marker); Polish Navy Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir George Frederic Still (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Stephen Pearce (about 150 meters away); Thomas Woolner RA (about 180 meters away); Hector Berlioz (about 180 meters away); Thomas Young (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Khaled (“Karl”) Ghattas (BMJ. 2007 Sep 8; 335(7618): 519.). "Khaled Ghattas (“Karl”) worked as a senior house officer in surgery in several hospitals in London and Chester. Becoming disenchanted with many
Karl Ghattas Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. Karl Ghattas Marker - Wide View
aspects of medicine, he took an MSc in philosophy at the London School of Economics in 1989. He taught himself to paint and emerged as a wildly original and sought after artist in many media, particularly large and powerful oils, prints, and, most recently, video. His medical education combined with philosophical study informed much of his art....In recent years Karl had been turning to poetry, recently winning three international prizes, as well as publishing his first poetry collection. Approaching the peak of his powers, he was tragically cut down eight years after surviving his first myocardial infarction, which had nearly cost him a leg through embolism...." (Submitted on December 14, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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