Henry Jabbour

Henry Jabbour was born in Beirut, Lebanon and now lives in Cambridge and Edinburgh.

He trained as a biologist and for many years pursued a successful career as a medical scientist. In 2010 he decided to follow his passion for art and became a full-time artist.

He exhibits regularly in Edinburgh and at the London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts; Royal Society of British Arts, Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London; Visual Arts, Scotland and The Royal West England Academy.

Education:

Masters of Fine Art (MFA) in Painting and Printmaking, New York Academy of Art (2013-2015)

Diploma in Drawing and Painting, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh (2010-2013)

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney

Bachelor of Science, The American University of Beirut

Solo Exhibitions:

2017 Gallerie Alice Mogabgab, Beirut, Lebanon
2017 Union Gallery, Edinburgh
2017 La Reine Blanche Scene des Arts et des Sciences, Paris

Awards and Recognitions:

2018 Frank Herring Award, The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London

2017 The Michael Harding Prize, The Royal Society of British Artists, London

2017 Resident Artist at the Dingle - Ireland Summer Art Program, State University of New York (SUNY)

2016 Elected professional member of Visual Art Scotland
Artists and Illustrators Award, Pastel Society, Mall Galleries

Collections:

Pembroke College, Cambridge

Private Collections in the UK, France, Lebanon, Singapore, USA, New Zealand, Canada

Times Critic Giles Sutherland said of Henry’s work in a Times review “Jabbour’s work shows that in the right hands painting is not a static medium, but something alive and vibrant, with something new to say despite contemporary art’s pursuit of the novel and the technological.”

Artist's Statement:

My work focuses on the human figure. I am interested in the emotive qualities of body gesture, colour and mark-making.

In each piece I am constantly searching beyond mere appearance, attempting instead to connect the vulnerability, fragility and impermanence of the individual with the sense of a common and shared humanity that a viewer can identify with.

I work primarily in oils but also make unique works on paper using monotype and other print media.
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Nostalgic Voices 1

Nostalgic Voices 1 by Henry Jabbour