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Nabil Nahas

(b. 1949) Born in Beirut in 1949, Nabil Nahas spent the first ten years of his life in Cairo, before his family returned to Lebanon. He received degrees from Louisiana State University in 1971 and Yale University in 1973. Since then he has built a reputation as one of America’s foremost contemporary artists, with many solo shows, first was at a gallery in New York (three times from 1978-1980), and at a gallery in Paris (1988); and Sperone Westwater, New York 1997, 1999, 2005 and Gallerie Xippas, Paris 2005. He has participated in several group exhibitions, including the Basel Art Fair, 1979 and the XXVth Bienal de Sao Paulo 2002.