Nazir Nabaa

(1938 - 2016) Born in 1938, Nazir Nabaa is a Syrian painter and is a pioneer of modern Syrian art, he studied art in Cairo from 1959–1965 and continued his training at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts from (1971–1974). After completing his studies he returned to Damascus and joined the faculty of the College of Fine Arts at Damascus University. Nabaa's style is noted for blending together traditional and modern themes and his work has been shown in exhibitions at museums such as the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts.