Born in Aleppo in 1945, Ihsan Intabi graduated from the Department of Visual Communications, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University; in 1969; and obtain his higher degree from Paris, in 1975. He taught in the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, and headed its Department of Visual Communications. Intabi participated in group exhibitions in Warsaw, Colorado, Italy, and Syria. A number of Arab and European museums acquired his artworks. Intabi worked in several art disciplines, including advertising, design, and painting. In his work, he depicts scenes from nature in a realistic style with a special sensitivity to light and meditation of nature. Some of his work employs symbols in a way that is reminiscent of the surreal art tradition.