Posts Tagged ‘lebanese’

Artist of the moment…….Chafik Abboud

 

Chafik Abboud was born in Lebanon in the year 1926 and painted in an Abstract Expressionist style. The artist used landscapes of his native Lebanon in many of these works for inspiration. Mount Lebanon was a common subject for the artist.

Abboud attended the Lebanese Academy of Fine Art and also the Les Ecoles Nationale des Beaux Artes located in Paris, France.

The artist also was inspired by a workshop he took with Andre L’hote, the famous French painter.

Chafik Abboud passed away in 2004.

Abboud was based out of Paris, France for most of his career.

Price range information: Abboud painted with oils for most of his career with prices ranging from $10,000 to the $100,000.

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Artist of the moment…..Nabil Nahas

Nabil Nahas was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1949. He is renown for his abstract works as well as painting the landscape.

In this clip we visit a show given for the artist and Nahas tells us about some series he has been working on.

Nahas is also known for his unique finished work. Many times the work of art goes beyond the border and has a very unique texture. These works are done in acrylics. His art is a mixture of eastern and western cultures, a great sense of design, and the artist enjoys using repeating shapes in his work also.

Has a brother that left Lebanon for Brazil with fifty million dollars. Eventually he was accused of breaking the stock market of Brazil. The stock exchange hasn’t the same rules as the New York Stock Exchange and his brother was sometimes responsible for 80% of the volume of trades on the exchange. His brother obtained Brazilian citizenship and still lives in the country.

Price range information: He works in acrylics and mixed media. Most works start at $40,000 with up to the low six figures.

Nahas is a master artist when it comes to incorporating a variety of textures in his work. Especially enjoyable are the pieces that seem like sculptures, as they work goes beyond the borders of the picture plane.

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