Born in Damascus in 1939, Nazir Nabaa graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Cairo, Egypt; in 1965. He continued his higher education in Paris, then in Leipzig, winning several awards. He taught post-graduate students in the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, and was given a national garter in 2006. Naba’a held many solo exhibitions in Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Dubai, Damascus, and Beirut; and participated in group exhibitions in Paris, Madrid, San Paolo, Tokyo, Alexandria, Cairo, Kuwait, Damascus, and Aleppo. In his work, Nabaa focuses on women, and although he approaches them realistically, his work is rich with symbols by combining portraits with silent nature and landscapes. He recently passed away in 2016.