Painting

On this page you will find a list of our publications, each specializing on a body of work from individual painters from Lebanon and the Middle Eastern Region. For books discussing or comparing multiple artists or painters from the region, please visit our anthologies page.

Gisele Rohayem by Cesar Nammour

Abstract expressionist painter, works exclusively in oil in harmoniously balanced compositions of dynamic and static elements, in french and arabic, 160 pages, 32 x 23 cm, 140 four-color plates, hard cover with soft jacket, 2011,
ISBN 978-9953-555-07-2, $ 40.

Mazen Rifai, Baakbeck 1981-2011

Rifai studied interior design at the Lebanese University where he taught for many years. Started as a watercolorist and moved later to oil painting, in French and Arabic, 160 pages, 32 x 23 cm, 140 four-color plates, hard cover with soft jacket, 2011,
ISBN 78-9953-555-06-5, $ 40.

Khalil Mufarrij by Cesar Nammour

Khalil Mufarij is an autodidact painter. His drawings are both, descriptive and suggestive, his acrylic paintings are expressive and spontaneous creations. The eternal dynamism of his paintings is revealed in the viscosity, speed and impact of lying paint on canvas, in English, 168 pages, 32 x 23 cm, 2010, ISBN 978-9953-555-05-8, $ 40.

Samia Osseiran Junblat by Cesar Nammour

With formal art education in places as different as Florence and Tokyo, she has moved from print making to oil painting with emphasis on linear drawing and later expressionistic brush stroke of vivid colors, in English, 168 pages, 32 x 23 cm, 2010, ISBN 978-9953-555-03-4, $ 40.

 

Sea by Jamil Molaeb

The visual personal encounter of the mountain artist, known for depicting village life in Lebanon, with the beauty of the calm blue sea caped by the clear blue sky, the swimmers, the fishermen, the shores of the coastal cities that he visited, and above all his “mermaids”, in English and Arabic, 170 pages, 32 x 23 cm, 2009, ISBN 78-9953-0-1391-6, $ 40.

Mountain by Jamil Molaeb, introduction by Adonis

The prolific painter known for his depiction of village life in Lebanon, paints various aspects of its daily life, its social environment and entrenched traditions. His work reaches universality through the specificity of his own village, in English and Arabic, 170 pages, 32 x 23 cm, 2009, ISBN 78-9953-0-1390-9, $ 40.

Lotti Adaimi by Cesar Nammour

Coming from the Occident, Lotti Adaimi found herself in an oriental visual language all of her own. It is humanized decorative art full of dynamism and intellectual contemplation. She synthesizes the traditional artistic elements of Islamic geometric and curvilinear patterns with a captivating modern flair, in English, 170 pages, 32 x 23 cm, 2008, ISBN 978-9953-0-1029-8, $ 40.

Gebran Tarazi by Gebran Tarazi

The book presents twelve chains of geometric variations on the theme Kayem-Nayem (vertical-horizontal). The product of fifteen years of visual research realized in all the complications of the subject on wood, metal, carton and canvas, uncovering the modernity of Arabesque, in Arabic and French, 200 pages, 29 x 22 cm, 2007, ISBN 9953-0-1028-1, $ 40.

Chawky Frenn – Art for Life’s Sake by Chawky Frenn, Cesar Nammour and al

Chawky Frenn was born in Lebanon and moved in 1981 to the USA where he received his BFA and MFA. Taught in several colleges and universities, received many awards for his art and exhibited extensively in the USA and Europe, in English and French, 174 pages, 29 x 22 cm, 2005, ISBN 9953-0-0484-6, $ 40.

Norikian by Cesar Nammour

Born in Lebanon, Krikor Norikian studied art at the Italian Institute and Guvder Art School in Beirut, at Pietro Vanucci Academy in Peruggia, Italy, and Ecole Superieure des Arts in Paris. Held numerous exhibitions in Lebanon, France, USA and Canada. He works mainly in engravings, water colors and oil, in English, 160 pages, 29 x 22 cm, 2007,
ISBN 9953-0-0879-5, $ 40.

Samia Halaby by Samia Halaby, Introduction by Inea Bushnaq

Born in Palestine, Halaby emigrated at the age of fourteen to USA where she studied and taught art, ten years at Yale University. Recognized as an abstract artist of distinction, her works have been acquired by museums in the States and internationally. Created a computer program where abstract images are performed with musicians, in Arabic and English, 148 pages, 29 x 22 cm, 2007, ISBN 9953-0-0878-7, $ 40.

My Village by Jamil Molaeb

A colorful visual essay of a mountain village in Lebanon through 200 oil pastel paintings, beautifully executed, depicting all aspects of life; family, domestic toils and field work, market place and the vendors, crafts and industries, celebrations, habits and traditions, in Arabic and English, 176 pages, 29 x 22 cm, 2006, ISBN 9953-0-0756-x, $ 40.

Jamil Molaeb – Self Portrait by Jamil Molaeb

Jamil Molaeb was born in Lebanon, studied art at the Lebanese University, Pratt Institute New York, and at Ohio State University. Taught art in many universities, held more than twenty-two individual exhibitions and more than fifty participations in exhibitions and sculpture symposia, in Arabic and English, 176 pages, 29 x 22 cm, 2006, ISBN 9953-0-0755-1, $ 40.

Halim Jurdak – Self Portait by Halim Jurdak

Memories of the artist’s youth and an exposé of his various exhibitions. Halim Jurdak studied at ALBA, Beirut, then in Paris. He was honored by the Balmand University, the Lebanese University and the Cultural Movement in Antelias. In Arabic and English, 152 pages, 29 x 22 cm, 2004, ISBN 9953-0-0327-0, $ 40.

Helen Khal by Cesar Nammour

Recognized as one of Lebanon’s leading artists and art critics, Helen Khal has published numerous articles on contemporary Lebanese and Arab art, and is the author of The Woman Artist in Lebanon, in English, 136 pages, 29 x 22 cm, 2004, ISBN 9953-0-0326-2, $ 40.

 

 

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