Martin Giesen - Fine Artist

Martin Giesen

Sharjah, Sharjah - United Arab Emirates








Martin Giesen

Sharjah, Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Martin Giesen - Fine Artist

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About Martin Giesen

Born and schooled in Germany, Martin Giesen studied art history at Heidelberg University. After interning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and completing a PhD, Giesen entered into a career of university teaching. He has taught in Lebanon (AUB 1973-85), Saudi Arabia, Canada (1986-97), and most recently in the United Arab Emirates, where he was founding dean of the School of Architecture & Design at the American University of Sharjah. For some 30 years, Giesen has produced and exhibited watercolor paintings documenting the impact of development on the human environment. His work has been shown in solo exhibits in Lebanon, Germany, Canada and the UAE. David Tannous of Art in America has called Giesen a “contemporary orientalist.” John Munro and Samir Sayegh authored monographs, published in 1984 and 1995 on Giesen’s Lebanese watercolors.

2014 Aida Cherfan Gallery, Beirut
2012 Sharjah Art Museum
2010 Abu Dhabi Art Fair
2009 Souk an Najjarin, Beirut
2008 Art Paris Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace
2006 XVA Gallery, Dubai; Sharjah Art Museum;
2000, 2004 Sharjah Art Museum
1989 Westend Gallery, Edmonton
1988, 91 Wallace Galleries, Calgary
1987 Galerie Sagert, Berlin
1987, 88, 90, 91, 92 University of Alberta, Canada
1981,83,88,93,95,96, 2006 Galerie Epreuve d’Artiste, Beirut

Work held in Selected Public and Corporate Collections
Alberta Art Foundation; American University of Beirut; American University of Sharjah; AMOCO; ARAMCO; Banque Audi; Dubai Municipality; Government of Alberta; H. H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Moubarak; H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed al Qassimi; Interprovincial Pipeline; NYNEX; President’s Office, Republic of Lebanon; Prime Minister’s Office, Republic of Lebanon; Rafik Hariri Collection; Sun Life; University of Alberta.


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Sharjah Mosque and Laundry by Martin Giesen


Jezzine Cliff House by Martin Giesen


QE2 in Dubai by Martin Giesen


Mecca Kaaba by Martin Giesen


Beirut Balcony by Martin Giesen


Bcharre Lebanon by Martin Giesen


Prophet's Mosque Medina by Martin Giesen


Pink House Manara by Martin Giesen


Main Gate AUB by Martin Giesen


Jeddah Recollection by Martin Giesen


Burj Khalifa Dubai by Martin Giesen


Mokhtara The Chosen One by Martin Giesen


Abu Dhabi Waterfront by Martin Giesen


Al Noor Mosque Sharjah by Martin Giesen


Achrafieh Oleander House by Martin Giesen


Bird Market Sharjah by Martin Giesen


Dubai from Festival City by Martin Giesen


Qadisha Terraces Lebanon by Martin Giesen


Hasroun and Cedars of Lebanon by Martin Giesen


Chuck wagon Camp by Martin Giesen


Corner Lot by Martin Giesen


Moved to Arizona by Martin Giesen


Pink Lane with Trucks by Martin Giesen


College Skating by Martin Giesen

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