Adel El Saghir

A modern-age abstract artist and sculptor, Adel El Saghir’s artistic journey evolved in many phases. First, he adopted post-cubism then moved to Eastern abstract art derived from Letterism trends and abstract forms used in carpet art. Adel El Saghir called upon other artists to draw inspiration from Eastern arts, namely from Arabesque and Letterism. Alongside Mounir Najm and Stelio Scamanga, Adel El Saghir contributed to founding the Eastern Association in Beirut in 1967.

Born in 1930 in Beirut, Adel El Saghir studied at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), i.e. the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts from 1955 until 1957. He pursued his studies at the American Artist Maryette Charlton’s atelier at AUB. In 1959, he was granted a scholarship to study arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany.

Adel El Saghir taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Lebanese University; then in 1976, he immigrated to the United States.

Since 1965, Adel El Saghir has organized many solo exhibitions in Lebanon, Germany, and America. He also participated in several local and international exhibitions.

In 1966, he won the first place in the Ministry of Tourism Monument Projects competition. His works were exhibited across Lebanese, Arab, and American museums.

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