Born in Lebanon in 1945, Samir Sayegh lives and works in Beirut.
Master calligrapher, art critic, historian, poet, writer and researcher, Sayegh is the author of several studies and articles on contemporary and Islamic art.
He was a lecturer at the Architecture and Graphic Design Department of the American University of Beirut from 1993-2007. Sayegh has exhibited across the Arab World and in Europe, and has also created works for buildings and mosques.
He is considered as one of the most avant-garde Arab master calligraphers and was recently honored during the first biennial of Sharjah for Arabic calligraphy.
Samir Sayegh takes Arabic letters beyond the formal aesthetic of Arabic calligraphy. He presents them as universal forms and signs in which meaning emerges from the relationship between lines.