Adel Saghir Reclined Nude Painting Lebanese
Original nude painting by Lebanese artist
Adel Saghir. Painted on reverse Masonite. Signed in pencil verso.
Unframed, retains original frame liner. Very good original, untouched
condition. Minor paint loss at lower right corner. Minor Craquelure at
breast and hair. Please examine images for detail. Painting only
measures 24 1/8"H x 32 7/8"W.
Adel Saghir is an internationally recognized artist painter/sculptor whose work has been characterized as "pulsating" and "obsessive" by the New York Times.
Described as "among the best-known Lebanese abstract painters" by author Frieda Howling, Saghir brought his unique and personal style to the United States in 1973. His pieces have been exhibited worldwide in a myriad of respected venues, such as the Paris and Sao Paulo biennales, and can be seen in public locations including the World Bank Headquarters in Washington D.C. and Riyadh International Airport in Saudi Arabia.
"Adel Saghir covers a canvas with circles and oval shapes, building them up obsessively in stripes of all colors and tones," wrote Vivien Raynor of the New York Times in the art review Juried Show: Best of a Good Lot. "The result is a pulsating, edge-to-edge image."
While Saghir's work has evolved from various contemporary art disciplines into what has been described as "extreme abstractionism," his controlled compositions denote the distinct origin of his Middle Eastern heritage.
Other art critics reveal that "Saghir's refusal to accept easy apparent interpretations of abstract art, is rather a delving into the genesis and roots of abstracts art itself."
"Saghir refuses to accept an easy interpretation of abstract art, instead of delving into the genesis and roots of abstract art itself... in quest of inherent authenticity with which he is establishing his own personal style," wrote Victor Hakim in La Revue du Liban. "Saghir is creating a new branch in international abstract art.
Adel's work is publicly exhibited in many well known and respected locations, such as:
World Bank Headquarters, Washington D.C.
12 Place Vendome, Paris
Riyadh International Airport, Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency
The Royal Dining Room of the Royal Reception Pavilion, King Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Jeddah Saudi Arabia
The Palace of Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabbah, Kuwait
Union Bank of Switzerland, Beirut Lebanon
Beirut International Airport
Adel Jamil Saghir, Lebanese art educator, painter, sculptor. Recipient 4th prize Alexandria Biennale, Egyptian Government, 1963, 1st prize silk tapestries National Contest Lebanon, 1965, 1st prize major sculpture monuments, 1966, 1st prize City Center Sculpture Contest, 1969; Fine Arts scholar, Germany, Munic Academy, 1958-1960; Fulbright-Hayes fellow New York University, New York City, 1973-1979.