Born in 1969, Lebanon. Lives and works in Rachana,
Anachar lives with his wife and two children in
Rachana, a village of open-air sculptures overlooking
the wide expanse of the Mediterranean Sea. He was
born into a family of artists, his father Michel Basbous,
was a renowned sculptor in his own right, and his
mother Therese Aouad Basbous a writer and poet.
Anachar lived and breathed art and creativity since his
birth. He made his first sculpture at the age of 10. Even
his name anachar is a play on his birthplace, forever
tying him to his magical place.
Anachar finished his studies in beirut; then continued
his graduate studies in Paris at the ENSAAMA
(Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et des Métiers
d’Art) where he specialized in architectural wall design.
When he returned to Lebanon in 1992, he opened his own sculpture workshop in Rachana where
he dedicated himself to stone, wood and metal sculptures, as well as mural sculptures. His works can
be found across Lebanon and beyond, in public places, hotels, private residences and gardens.
In 2008, he was commissioned to design a ten meter bronze memorial to commemorate the life and
death of Prime Minister Rafic Hariri on the exact spot where the latter was assassinated by an
enormous car bomb in Downtown Beirut.
His sculptures appear in many private collections as well as in public places in Lebanon, France,
Singapore, United States, UK, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and beyond.
– 2004 “Salon d’Automne” Sursock Museum Beirut
– 2007 “Salon d’Automne” Sursock Museum Beirut
– 2008 Memorial of Rafic Hariri, St Georges Beirut
– 2011 Bronze sculpture for the city of Mont-Royal, Montreal Canada
– 2012 Solo exhibition (Beirut exhibition center – Soludere) Downtown Beirut
– 2013 Solo exhibition (Artsawa Gallery) DIFC Dubai
– 2013 Solo exhibition Art Lounge / Beiteddine Palace Lebanon.
– 2015 Solo exhibition AGIAL Art Gallery / Beirut Lebanon.
-2016 AGIAL Art Gallery / Art Dubai.
-2016 AGIAL Art Gallery / Abu Dhabi Art fair.
-2017 Grand Palais / Art Capital / Paris France.
-2018 Solo exhibition / Saleh Barakat Gallery / Beirut Lebanon
-2019 AGIAL Art Gallery / Abu Dhabi Art fair
-2021 “Lumieres du Liban” / IMA “Institut du monde arabe” Paris, France.
-2021 ” Between shadows and lights ” Art installation /Art in motion, Ixsir, Lebanon
-2022 Art Dubai / Saleh Barakat Gallery
-2022 Menart Fair / Saleh Barakat Gallery/ Paris, France
-2022 Artcurial Sculptures Monaco / Claude Lemand Gallery Paris /France