Arts & Artists
Habib Srour


Born in Lebanon, Srour was ten years old when his parents moved to Rome. He studied there at the Institute of Fine Arts. In 1890 he returned to Beirut after a long stay in Egypt. He taught art at the Imperial Ottoman School of Bashoura and in his own studio.


Srour was much in demand as a portrait painter of Arab religious, social or political figures in the Ottoman Empire. In 1934, the newspaper La Syrie organized a major exhibition at the Saint George Hotel in which Srour participated.