Biography

Born in Lebanon in 1945, Samir Sayegh studied fine arts in Paris. He published his book Islamic Art, in 1988. He currently lectures at the American University of Beirut. He held solo exhibitions in Bahrain, Kuwait, Beirut, and Beitteddine, and participated in group exhibitions in Jeddah, Sharjah, and Damascus. In his work, Sayegh seeks exploring the aesthetic and visual value of the Arabic letter, using forms of Arabic calligraphy to make highly aesthetic paintings. Sayegh, however, does not do so conventionally; rather, he works on simplifying shapes and balancing them.