Jamil Molaeb (b.1948)

Jamil Molaeb (b.1948)

Inspired by his predecessors as well as by ancient Egyptian, Sumerian and Babylonian art, Molaeb uses a variety of styles and techniques, easily switching from painiting village scenes to minimalist abstract compositions. He also sculpts, draws and creates mosaics. Molaeb has been exhibiting since 1966, in group shows in Beirut, New York, and England and in solo shows in Beirut and the United States. His works were also featured in contemporary art fairs such as Europ’art (Geneva), St’art (Strasbourg), Art Paris Abu Dhabi and Art Dubai.



Jamil Molaeb (1948) born in Baissour, Lebanon

Molaeb started his artistic career in the seventies, after training under renowned artists such as Chafic Abboud and Paul Guiragossian at the Fine Arts Institute of the Lebanese University.

Craving further discoveries and exposure to the world, he spent a year studying in Algeria and, in 1984, enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at New York’s Pratt Institute, to later obtain a doctorate in artistic education from Ohio State University. 

Back in his native country in 1989, Molaeb started teaching art at the Lebanese University and the Lebanese American University of Beirut. 

Jamil Molaeb’s work has been acquired by public and private collections including The World Bank in Washington DC and has been sold in international auctions like Sotheby's and Christies.


He built his own Museum – ”Jamil Molaeb Museum” in Beisour, Lebanon.