Full name

Elias I. Traboulsi


Watercolor Artist


Cleveland, OH


Elias I. Traboulsi
Pepper Pike, OH

Elias was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1957 and immigrated to the USA in 1985 to pursue his training as a pediatric ophthalmologist. He is currently on staff at the Cleveland Clinic. He started to paint at the age of 44. He studied initially under Al Krnc, but over the last few years most actively under Tom Denny (his main teacher of Jazz paintings) David Rankin and Michael Prunty. Elias has entered paintings in numerous local juried shows and won a few awards. He was inducted into the Whiskey Painters of America. Elias paints a variety of subjects including landscapes, musicians, birds and still lives. He prefers watercolors by far, but has dabbled in pastels, acrylics and an occasional oil painting. He paints fast – Life is too short.