Arabic Language
Nabil Abou Hamad
Artist and Writer
Nabil Abou Hamad is a British Lebanese artist.  He is also an author, cartoonist, caricaturist and graphic designer.  For twenty five years he worked as an art director for several leading Lebanese magazine publications including the weekly Al Hawadeth and was part of Beirut’s artists circle, Artists of the Horse Shoe Café, with his close friends and fellow artists Paul Guiragossian and Rafiq Sharraf.  

As a painter, Nabil’s art has been exhibited in several one man shows in London and Beirut.

His literary works include three collections of short stories (with an English translation of one entitled Hitting the Nerve (2006)), three novels: Al Ateeli (2002) (Translated into English in 2009 under the title of The Cripple ); A House From the East (2004); and Rachman and Abdul Rahaman (2013) and a book of poetry in English entitled Broken Poems. 

His visual artwork is also the subject of three books entitled Face Facts (1986) Madonna Nuda (1994) and Eye Strike (2014).  His art works also include illustrations as a limited edition album of hand-painted lithographs, accompanied by the poetry of Syrian poet Nizar Kabani entitled Maya (1991) as well as another limited edition album of hand-painted lithographs accompanied by the poetry of Saudi poet Ghazi Algosaibi under the title of The Hour of Poetic Death (1994).

He currently resides with his family in London.


 
Portrait of Nabil by artist Paul Guiragossian.
A charcoal study of Paul Guiragossian by Nabil.
Portrait of Nabil by artist Rafiq Sharaf


Nabil with Syrian poet Nizar Kabbani outside the Argile Gallery in Notting Hill.