Biography

Born in 1920, Nassir Shoura spent most of his life in Damascus, where he passed away in 1992. He graduated from the Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Cairo, Egypt; in 1947, after he was unable to study in Italy due to the World War II. He taught art in Damascus high schools and in the Faculty of Fine Arts, since it was established in 1990. He had a positive role in most Syrian artists’ associations in his times, holding art, literature, and music gatherings in his workshop. He was awarded the Syrian National Garter in 1982. Naseer Shoura mixed elements of realism and impressionism, and depicted, in most of his work, scenes from nature and old Damascenes neighbourhoods, with simplicity and density in colour.