Nabil Nahas, ‘Untitled (Kitty Hawk)’, 1980, Sotheby's

Property from the Collection of Hillman Holland, Atlanta

Signature: signed, titled and dated 80 on the reverse

Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Nabil Nahas

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.

Lebanese, b. 1949, Beirut, Lebanon, based in New York, New York