The Artist

Adel Saghir

Adel Saghir was an artist, painter, sculptor, and tapestry designer. He achieved international recognition from the early 1960's to the present. He participated in a number of international exhibitions including Paris and Sao Paolo Biennales (1961), Museum of Modern Art in Rome (1962), as well as winning the Alexandria Biennale Prize for Mediterranean Countries (1963).

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, 1930. He won 1st prize in Painting, 1959, 1st prize contest for Beirut International Airport Mural Painting 1961, Sursock Museum "Salon de Automme" prize in 1964, 1st prize in National Contest for Silk Tapestry in 1965, 1st and 3rd prizes in National Contest for Major Sculptural Monuments in 1968, and 1st prize in contest for City Center Sculpture and Bas-Relief in 1968.

Adel Saghir passed away in 2020 leaving behind a legacy of abstract expressionistic artworks fusing Western Modernism and Middle Eastern Patternism and aesthetics.

Postgraduate studies, Art and Art Education, New York University
MFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
BA, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Munich Academy of Fine Arts, West Germany
Atelier Andre L'Hote, Paris, France

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