Born in Lebanon in 1968, Habib Fadel spent most of
his childhood and adolescence in boarding school in France and Switzerland to
escape the war. Back to Lebanon in 1987, he graduated from Beirut University College (BUC) with a
BA in Business Management.
After a few months working in the family business,
he realized that his passion laid somewhere else. It was the vast world of art
that captivated him. Driven by his passion for opera, Habib Fadel studied singing in Beirut, Paris and Milano.He also moved to Los Angeles to study filmmaking in 1998. He produced a
TV series for the arab world and a few nominated short films in the US.
A health accident to his hands occurred while
writing his script. Habib started painting to recover from his illness and took
a few classes in drawing and painting at UCLA.
In 2003 he returned to Lebanon to set up his
workshop in Beirut and in 2012, Habib held
his first solo exhibition War, school and faces at Alice Mogabgab
Gallery in Beirut. The exhibition showcased 25 of his most recent paintings.
In 2013 Habib Fadel had another solo
exhibition “Visages et regards” in Paris at Galerie Loegenhoek and also
participated in few Art fairs such as Art Paris.
Habib Fadel sold his first painting at
Christie’s Paris in November 2014.