Artist – Nabil Hamad

Nabil Hamad is a British-Lebanese visual artist primarily active as a painter in oil, acrylic and mixed media.  From the early to late 1960s, whilst working as a political cartoonist and graphic artist in the Lebanese press, he trained in fine art in Beirut under the mentorship of his close friend, the renowned painter Paul Guiragossian, and found himself to be part of a circle of creatives dubbed ‘artists of the Horseshoe’ in reference to the café they would frequent in the city’s renowned Hamra street.  Relocating to Paris in 1976 and then London a year later, Nabil developed a distinct visual style, evolving both as a semi-abstract figurative painter and as a political cartoonist commissioned by leading British publications throughout the 1980s.  Establishing with his wife Marie, the Argile gallery in London’s pre-gentrified Notting Hill in 1989, Nabil became part of the area’s evolving artists group.  Nabil continues to live and work in Carshalton, London.  


Vellum Mill Gallery – Carshalton, London.  March 2024
Barge House – London.  Dec 2023
Group shows at the Notting Hill Visual Arts Festival – London. 1990 – 2023
Honeywood Museum – Carshalton, London.  Nov/Dec 2022
Kairo Gallery – Carshalton, London.  Dec 2021
SV Gallery – Beirut, Lebanon.  2016
RemoMero Gallery – Beirut, Lebanon.  2016
Daggett Gallery – London.  2014; 2012
Group shows with the Portobello Art Group – London.  1998-2014
Gallery 118 – London.  2010
West Eleven Gallery – London.  2007
Argile Gallery – 2004; 1996; 1989
Gallerie Bakhaazi – Brumana, Lebanon. 1994
Group show – Institut du Monde Arabe.  Paris, France. 1984   
Andipa Gallery – London. 1983
Arab Cultural Club – Beirut, Lebanon.  1968.