Habib Fadel


Born in Lebanon in 1968, Habib Fadel spent most of his childhood and adolescence in boarding school in France and Switzerland to escape the war. Back to Lebanon in 1987, he graduated from Beirut University College (BUC) with a BA in Business Management. After a few months working in the family business, he realized that his passion laid somewhere else. It was the vast world of art that captivated him. Driven by his dream to become an opera singer, Habib studied singing in Beirut and Milano. Very disappointed he could not achieve his goal as an opera singer, he moved to Los Angeles to study filmmaking. He produced a TV series and many nominated short films. A health accident to his hands occurred while writing his script.

Habib started painting to recover from his illness and took a few classes in drawing and painting at UCLA. In 2003 he returned to Lebanon to set up his workshop in Beirut. In 2012, Habib held his first solo exhibition War, school and faces at Alice Mogabgab Gallery in Beirut. The exhibition showcased 25 of his recent paintings propelling onlookers into a realm of childlike sketches, fiery palette and tortured brushstrokes.In 2013 he had his first solo exhibition “Visages et regards” in Paris at Galerie Loegenhoek and also participated in few Art fairs including Art Paris.Habib now lives and works between Paris and Beirut.

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