Before breaking into the art world, Lebanese artist Henry Jabbour had a successful career as a medical scientist. In 2010 he chose to pursue his artistic interests and enrolled at Leith School of Art in Edinburgh. After gaining his Diploma in Drawing and Painting in 2013, he went on to complete his Masters of Fine Art at The New York Academy of Art, graduating in 2015.
In 2016, Jabbour was awarded the Artists and Illustrators Prize by The Pastel Society in London and has elected a Professional member of Visual Art Scotland (2016) and The Royal Society of British Artists (2019). Other awards include the Michael Harding Award from the Royal Society of British Artists (2017); the Frank Herring Award by The Pastel Society (2018); the PaintBox Award from The Society of Scottish Artists (2019); the Schminke Award from the Pastel Society; both the Winsor and Newton Painting Award and the Davison Award for Oil Painting from the Royal Society of British Artists and the Scottish Arts Club from the Society of Scottish Artists/ Visual Arts Scotland in Edinburgh (2020).
Jabbour has been recognized nationally and internationally through his solo and group exhibitions. Solo/ two person exhibitions have featured at Pontone Gallery (London), Union Gallery (Edinburgh), Smithy Gallery (Glasgow), La Reine Blanche (Paris), and Galerie Alice Mogabgab (Beirut). Jabbour’s work has also been included in group exhibitions in galleries and institutions such as Mall Galleries (London), Royal West England Academy (Bristol), Stafford Gallery (London), Tregony Gallery (Cornwall), the Royal Scottish Academy (Edinburgh) and Wilkinson Gallery (New York), amongst many more.
Jabbour lives and works in the UK.