Art historian and former industrialist, has followed the plastic art in Lebanon since 1959. He received his BBA at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1961, and his MBA in 1964 at the American University in Washington DC.
He co-founded Contact Art Gallery in Beirut in 1972, gallery Les Cimaises in Zouk- Mosbeh in 1987, Art et Culture in Zouk Mosbeh in 1993, Contemporary Art Society in1997, The Lebanese Association of Art Critics in 1998, Alzheimer Association Lebanon in 2004, Saint Vincent Kindergarten at Dbayeh Palestinian Camp in 2005.
A frequent lecturer on art appreciation and history of art in Lebanon, was member of AUB Arts Center Committee, wrote articles in newspapers, published books on art and artists of Lebanon, organized cultural activities in the club of his hometown, Rabiya.
With Gabriela Schaub he edited Resonances- 82 Lebanese Artists Reviewed by Helen Khal, founded between 2009 and 2012 Festival of Art Books, RectoVerso Library and Monot Street Book Market. In 2013 they established MACAM, the Contemporary Art Museum in Alita/Byblos.
Gabriela S. Schaub
Gabriela S. Schaub was born in Gengenbach, a town in the Black Forest, in southern Germany. Her interest in languages and her love for travel tempted her to join the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her posts abroad led her from East Africa to Switzerland, France, Greece, Italy, Austria, and finally to Lebanon in 2003.
In Beirut, where she felt immediately at home, she resigned from her post in 2010 and joined art historian, Cesar Nammour, in documenting Lebanese art and publishing Lebanese art books, working in translation, editing and photography. She co-established with him the yearly Beirut Art Book Fair in 2009, and the RectoVerso Library in 2010 at Monot Street where she initiated the monthly book street market.
She co-edited the book RESONANCES-82 Lebanese Artists reviewed by Helen Khal in 2011, and published a book on the cedars of Lebanon, CEDRUS LIBANI, in two versions, German and English, in 2012. She co-founded MACAM, the Modern And Contemporary Art Museum in Alita/Byblos, which was inaugurated in 2013.