A second modernism-generation abstract artist, Adnan El Masri distinguished himself with a Letterism style as he sought Eastern abstraction appearances.
Born in 1937 in Beirut, Adnan El Masri studied arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Lebanese University from 1965 until 1969. He pursued his art studies at the distinguished National School of Fine Arts in Paris in 1970, and there, he majored in mural arts and etching. In 1980, Adnan El Masri earned a Masters in Art Philosophy from the Lebanese University.
In 1977, he started teaching art at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Lebanese University. Adnan El Masri was elected member of the Board of Directors of the Lebanese Artists Association for Painters and Sculptors for several sessions, the first of which was in 1992. He organized many solo exhibitions in Lebanon and participated in many international exhibitions and salons between 1966 and 2008.