Born in 1922 in Aleppo, Syria. Died in 1999.


Fateh al-Moudarres was born in the countryside of Aleppo, Syria in 1922. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome from 1956 and 1960 and then from 1969 to 1972 at l’École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Upon his return to Syria, he taught at the University of Damascus where he was the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Damascus University until 1993. In addition to his engagement in the visual arts, he authored several collections of poetry and short stories. As a regular participant in the Beirut art scene in the long 1960s, he exhibited at Gallery One (1963, 1964), Contact Art Gallery (1973), Galerie Contemporaine (1974, 1975) and Alec Manoukian Art Center in Beirut (1975). He has also participated in several biennials, including Venice (1961), São Paulo (1963), Seoul (1980) and Cairo (1986). A retrospective of his work was held at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris in 1995. His work features in the collections of the Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation, Beirut; The British Museum, London; Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; the Atassi Foundation, Dubai; the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah; the Jordanian National Gallery of Fine Art, Amman and Darat al-Funun: the Khalid Shoman Collection, Amman.