The painter, sculptor and engraver Hussein Madi was born in Chabaa, in south Lebanon in 1938. Madi studied at l’Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts (ALBA) in Beirut, and at the Academia di Belle Arti and the Accademia San Giacomo in Rome. Madi’s contemporary artwork denotes an extremely profound understanding of the artistic and spiritual oriental tradition. He has held over 50 solo exhibitions in Beirut, Rome, Milan, Venice, Geneva, Tokyo and Dubai. Madi’s work is housed in many private and public collections around the Arab world.