Biography

Ahmad Draq Sibai was born in Homs, Syria, where he spent most of his life and died in 1987. He learned art through self-teaching and played an essential role in encouraging beginner artists when he taught art in Homs. He participated in many group events and exhibitions in several Syrian cities and towns, as well as Beirut. Most of Sibai's work depicted scenes from the countryside that include people and elements of nature and architecture. His simplicity categorised him among artists of the cubism tradition in his approach to shapes, colours, and surfaces. This was not due to an intentional following of a certain established art tradition; rather, a spontaneous tendency to approach his subjects as such.