Born in Aleppo, Syria in 1922, Fateh Al-Moudarres studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome from 1954-1960. He continued his postgraduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris from 1969-1972. Upon returning to Syria, he was lecturer and Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts until 1993.
Moudarres was internationally renowned as the pioneer of modernism in Syria, creating a unique style influenced by primitive and ancient Syrian arts and Christian iconography. Moudarres has also written several collections of poetry and short stories. He participated in numerous shows including the Venice Biennial, 1961, the Sao Paulo Biennale, 1963 (Medal of Honour) and 1975, New York International Art Fair, 1964, Contemporary Arab Art Exhibition in Grand Palais, Paris, 1980, the Seoul Biennial, 1986, the Cairo Biennial, 1994 and a retrospective of his work was held at the L'Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris in 1995.
Current Artist Exhibitions
Green Art Gallery: 'Hikayat'
15 September - 26 October 2014
Green Art Gallery in Dubai is currently exhibiting 'Works on Paper: Hikayat', an exhibition that brings together over 50 works on paper by Modern Arab artists including Khouzayma Alwani, Mahmoud Hammad, Adham Ismail, Jamil Molaeb, Fateh Moudarres, Aref El Rayess, Khaldoun Shishakly, Seif Wanly and Elias Zayat.