Presented by Paul Coughlin
In 1904 Gibran had his first exhibition in Boston. From 1908 to 1910 he studied art in Paris with August Rodin. In 1912 he settled in New York and devoted himself to writing and painting. It was here that Gibran was to compose his most famous book The Prophet. The Prophet speaks of the yearning for unity within us all. Through a series of twenty six poetic essays, he teaches us that only through Love can we truly achieve that unity. Gibran died in New York in 1931, at the age of forty eight. The Prophet has been translated into more than twenty languages, and is cited as the most widely read book of the twentieth century."