Jamil Molaeb was born in Baissour and studied in the US. He has a Master’s from Pratt institute, New York and also earned a PhD in Art Education from the University of Ohio. Molaeb’s paintings and woodcuts largely explore his native Lebanon, including Beirut’s rich, eclectic heritage.
His love of the sea is reflected in his vibrant blue coastal views, while his mountain and village landscapes celebrate nature in all its diversity. His recent works are influenced by Egyptian hieroglyphs and characterised by repetitive miniatures evocative of Lebanese traditions.
Since 1966, he has held solo and group exhibitions in Lebanon, Algeria and Brooklyn, New York. He has regularly exhibited with Galerie Janine Rubeiz at a number of art fairs in Geneva, Strasbourg, Abu Dhabi Art and Art Dubai.