Born in Baissour, Lebanon in 1948, and studying at the Institute of Fine Arts of the Lebanese University, Jamil Molaeb was influenced by the Lebanese master’s of their time; Chafic Abboud and Paul Guiragossian. Molaeb continued his studies in at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Algeria, and eventually became a prominent member of the Lebanese arts scene despite the outbreak of the civil war.
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.
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.
The following anthologies also discuss the work of Jamil Molaeb, along with other regional and Lebanese artists.
In Front of Painting by Cesar Nammour
A survey of the history of painting in Lebanon presented in a factual well documented manner. A panorama of the artistic life in Lebanon and evaluation of many past and contemporary artists in Lebanon, in Arabic, 188 pages, 28 x 21 cm, 2003, ISBN 99-0-0241-x, $ 40.
Resonances – 82 Lebanese Artists Reviewed by Helen Khal
Edited by Cesar Nammour and Gabriela Schaub
Eighty four inspiring articles written by the art critic and painter Helen Khal in The Daily Star newspaper between 1968 and 2001 on Lebanese artists are reprinted in book form. The color illustrations of art works and the curriculum vitae of the artists, in addition to the articles, present a valuable reference art book, in English, 352 pages, 32 x 23 cm, 2011, ISBN 978-9953-555-04-1, $ 100