Taha Saban

Taha Al-Sabban (Makkah, 1948) (also: Taha Sabban) first exhibitions have been in England (1975) and in Scotland at the Glasgow Arab students' Club in 1976. He has been a leading artist of Saudi Arabia since the 1980s and has participated in many international art presentations on behalf of his country. He is said to be Saudi Arabia's first graphic artist and has chaired both the graphic art section of the Saudi Society for Culture and Arts and the founding of the House of Artists in Jeddah in 1992. Al-Sabban is an artist of the Al Mansouria Foundation and has been commissioned with several large murals in public spaces at Saudi airports and other public or government spaces. His work is said by Al-Mansouria to deal with a fear for 'the engulfing of the old cities by superimposed modern structures.' Most of his works are mixed media on canvas.