Nabil Nahas
Lebanese, born 1949
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
Nabil Nahas,
Ben Brown Fine Arts
Vivian Horan Fine Art
Nabil Nahas - Palms and Stars,
Lawrie Shabibi

Drawing inspiration from the decorative patterns of Islamic art and the American abstract painting of the mid 20th century, painter and mixed-media artist Nabil Nahas makes innovative use of organic materials, including seashells and starfish, which he casts in acrylic paint and mounts on a support (typically canvas). His works have an all-over composition suggestive of biological growth and the patterning of nature, as in Full Spectrum (1999). In his more recent paintings, including Untitled (2007), Nahas has introduced imagery referencing the trees and other plant-life of his native Lebanon.