Amine El-Bacha

"I paint what I feel. The canvas is organized by itself and, I sense the equilibrium of the painting, the construction and the balance, over time and with work."

A modern-age avant-garde artist, Amin El Bacha started his artistic journey adopting the abstraction practiced in the School of Fine Arts in Paris. Then his style espoused modern realism of Eastern abstraction; it then evolved depicting concrete objects with a colorful sensation embraced by free conceptual colorful touches that merged graphic and abstract arts. 

Born in 1932 in Beirut, Amin El Bacha studied art at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), i.e. the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts from 1954 until 1957 and pursued his art studies at the distinguished National School of Fine Arts in Paris from 1958 until 1962. He attended art ateliers in Florence and Rome. Amin El Bacha won the gold medal of the Citta Eterna, i.e. the Eternal City Rome in 1967.

Between 1976 and 1982, El Bacha worked alongside the president of the Global Art Center Giorgio Cena and other important European artists at the Institute of Educavi Centro Maesta. In 1979, Amin El Bacha’s design for the mosaic at San Martino Lignano Church in Milano warranted the first place.

His paintings figured in local and global art books, the most prominent of which was a book about Andalusia’s civilization published in Madrid in 1990.

Amin El Bacha organized many solo exhibitions in Arab and European capitals, and he participated in several international ones. His paintings were exhibited in modern-art museums in Arab cities and European ones in Spain, Italy, and France.