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The Art of Chester County

Presents
ADEL BARIMANI
A friend, a teacher, and an artist.
BY MIAN A. JAN, MD, FACC, FSCAI

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Mist (acrylic) 20x24

distinctly remember when I first met Adel; the year was 1991, not too long after I
joined Chester County Hospital as a cardiologist. Although he was an athletic and
avid tennis player, he saw me in consultation and he has been seeing me regularly
since then. Over the years, as often happens with me and my patients, he became a
trusted friend.
Adel recently retired from West Chester University where he held several positions
and was Universities Executive Director for Information Technologies, and finally
Chief Information Officer. I have a special place for West Chester University, not only
because two of my children were educated there, but also because it's the major source
of education for Chester County and has advanced leaps and bounds in recent years
and is now considered one of the top schools in the country and Adel was very involved
in this progress.
The strange thing is, it was several years after I met him that I found out that he
was a terrific artist, with God gifted talent, since he started painting at age five. His
paintings have the touch of Van Gogh but not from Van Gogh's dark periods. Adel's
paintings are joyous and present the beauty of nature and people. Although skilled in

Color Me Summer (acrylic) 16x20
Sunrise (acrylic) 12x24
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