Mohammad Salim Jaber
Artist/
Painter

Mohammad Salim Jaber

Painter

Bio

Mohammad Salim Jaber, a self-made artist, was born in 1936 in Bourej - a mountainous village that overlooks the Beqaa Valley. His painting brush used to shine as it was flirting the simple beauty of the Beqaa fascinating natural views and conveying lively the harmony of colors in paintings that looked genuine and real. “Since I was juvenile, specifically in the elementary cycle, the painting brush was my dream because I passed through a hard financial condition to the extent that I could not buy papers and paints. However, my ambition was prodigious. Nowadays, whenever I finish any piece of art, I feel overwhelmed with great happiness and contentment that make me hold the entire world with the huge number of ideas which should be released and achieved. Being a self-made artist, I had studied the techniques of painting only for a very short period of time upon the guidance of Mr. Haydar Hamwi. Nevertheless, both my talent and passion for art made me get involved in this field and I found myself living in an intriguing world full of imagination and bright colors. Being in my eighties today has not ceased me to proceed with my art, yet with more passion than ever before. My artwork consists of 700 paintings with different content / themes, colors, and sizes. I exhibited my artwork about the Lebanese Civil War in Baghdad in 1985, and later in 1988 I exhibited some other artwork in Chtaura at Hachem Technical Center. I hopefully would like my art experience to be more mature, so I can join different literary forums and participate in art exhibitions as well as get the opportunity to visit some art exhibitions/museums abroad, such as the Louver Museum that I had visited in the 70s. Thus, I will be able to look at others’ work and experiences and to keep myself up to date with all the novice things in this unique field in order to study in depth all kinds of creative arts.

Artworks