Biography

Rashad Kseibati was born in Damascus in 1911 and died there in 1990. He graduated from the Fine Arts Institute in Rome in 1936, then he studied mosaic, decoration, and photography in several Italian cities. He won a number of awards and medals, and lectured in several countries. Rashad Kseibati was among the pioneers who founded the art movement in Syria. His artworks had been displayed in many solo shows in Damascus, and he joined group exhibitions in several Arab cities. Rashad Kseibati used oil colours, and derived his topics from daily life and silent nature, in addition to the Damascene neighbourhoods and traditional architecture. Kseibati adopted a realistic and simplistic approach where he tried to simplify surfaces into unified colour spaces.