Born in 1930 in Beirut, Lebanon. Died in 2020.


Adel al-Saghir was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1930. He studied at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts from 1953 to 1957 and trained in the studio of Maryette Charlton at the American University of Beirut. He was later granted a scholarship to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. In the 1970s, he taught at the Lebanese University’s Institute of Fine Arts. He held solo exhibitions in Beirut at the Saint Georges Hotel (1965) and Studio 27 (1973) and participated annually in Sursock Museum’s Salon d’Automne, as well as in group exhibitions at the John F. Kennedy Center (1968) and Gallery One (1967, 1971). Abroad, he participated in the Paris Biennial (1963) and in the São Paulo Biennale (1967). In 1973, Adel al-Saghir permanently moved to the USA. His work features in the collections of the Sursock Museum, Beirut; World Bank, Washington D.C. and the Riyadh International Airport.