Born Jan. 6, 1883 in Bsherri, Lebanon, Gibran was brought to the United States in 1895. In 1904 he exhibited a series of drawings in Boston. Among the impressed was the wealthy Mary Haskett, who became his benefactress, editor, and lover. Gibran lived the rest of his life in New York, drawing, painting, and writing in both Arabic and English. He died there Apr. 10, 1931.