Born in Lattakia, Syria, in 1958; Nizar Sabour graduated from the Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University; in 1980. He obtained his PhD in philosophy of arts from Moscow. He taught in the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, and won several awards in Syria and Iran. He held solo exhibitions in Paris, Hanover, Damascus, Aleppo, Amman, and Moscow. He also participated in group exhibitions and events in Cairo, Alexandria, Sharjah, Russia, China, USA, Greece, Switzerland, Tunisia, and Jordan. In his work, Sabour depicted scenes from nature, silent nature, and folk tales. His scene-depicting works has a realistic approach, while his other works are abstract and symbolic in shape and colour.