is a Syrian artist born in 1941 in Palmyra where he had completed his elementary school study before he moved to Safita city at the Syrian coastal area. Having completed his high school study, he was assigned on a scholarship to Egypt to study Trade & Economics.
According to a statement he made during a press interview, Mr.Madoun specified the beginning of his artistic life in 1956 the date when he first started to paint countryside scenes indulging the very primitive taste of his fellow countrymen. Mr.Madoun then developed another skill through plastic drawing using the symbols of nature around. The city of Palmyra, in its capacity as the birth place of Mr.Madoun, had always been the main source of the naturalistic and the artistic taste in the drawings he made. Those genuine arts of Palmyra, which almost lived up to perfection, had been the resourceful inspiration to the artistic experience of Mr.Madoun.
Having completed his studies at Cairo University, Mr.Madoun was issued his B.Sc. in Commerce and was then delegated to Japan to study Computer Science. There was a climax in the sequence of events as Tokyo hosted a private exhibition of Mr.Madoun in 1967. Upon arrival in Syria, Mr.Madoun worked in the Statistics Central Office, then he left to Kuwait to work in an oil company for two years.
A number of positions was occupied by Mr.Madoun in different ministries. He was first appointed to work in the Cabinet, then he was transferred to the Ministry of Culture to work as "Director to Fine Arts" and later as "Manager to Adham Isma'eel Centre for Fine Arts" following a course in Britain on the principles of teaching children how to draw.
Mr.Madoun was a teacher to a number of well-known Syrian artists, yet for so many years no exhibitions were organized in Syria by Mr.Madoun to demonstrate his own drawings. According to his own viewpoint and statement, Mr.Madoun believed that the reason behind these long years of non-exhibition was his own belief that he had not reached at that time the artistic level that satisfies his conviction that "Art is life which is art in itself". That is why not a single drawing was exhibited for a period of fifteen years.
Syrian heritage and the countryside environment of Palmyra are always there in the drawings of Mr.Madoun who had always been trying to reach out to those glorious arts that once flourished in the ancient days of prosperity of Palmyra. To come to this aim, he used "art as means to catch up with passing away moments of time" which is a sentence used by the late artist Waleed Izzat.
The first exhibition to host the drawings of Mr.Madoun was one organized by a number of artists in1972. He however began to organize exhibitions of his own drawings in 1976.
Mr.Madoun passed away early at the age of 42 in17/5/1983 by a car accident that for the sudden stopped the flow of his distinguished style in his artistic career.