Mahmoud Hammad

artist bio

  • Born in Damascus
  • Studied  at the Academy of fine arts in Rome 1953-1958 and specialized in decoration  and graphic arts at Italian institute .
  • Worked as an art teacher in the secondary schools , then as a professor in the oil painting section of the faculty of Fine Arts , Damascus since its establishment in 1960
  • Became deputy dean then was dean of the faculty until 1981
  • Received numerous awards, among them the Syrian Arab medal of excellence, second degree.
  • Began as a expressionist in landscape and still life, then turned to abstraction and was one of the founders of the movement of Arabic lettrism ( based on Arabic calligraphy)
  • Individual and group exhibitions in Syria and abroad.
  • His works are found in the national museum of Damascus and  the ministry of culture and  in private collections

Share with your friends