About Saad Yagan
Born in Aleppo, Syria in 1950, Saad Yagan is a leading contemporary Syrian painter. He studied Painting at the Plastic Arts Center of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Aleppo, graduating in 1964. He held his first solo exhibition at the city’s National Museum only five years later. Yagan is widely known for chronicling the modern-day experiences of Aleppo’s residents and their instinctive attachment to the centuries-old city. His works capture the relation between humans and space, using techniques from different art traditions, while the human body is the centre of his paintings, often depicted geometrically..
He formed 'The Point', the art and literature gallery in Aleppo. Over the past 50 years, Yagan has produced a vibrant, compelling and expressive body of work. He has been largely exhibited in the Middle East and North America since the 1970s and his works are featured in major national and private collections such as the Musée Modern Museum in Brussels, the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, the Contemporary Art Museum of Montreal, the National Museum of Damascus and Aleppo and the Syrian Ministry of Culture.