Notable contemporaries of Gemayel during his Paris time were the likes of Matisse, Vlaminck, Van Dongen. Gemayel was inspired by these painters to achieve his own style. Although he started with a classical approach, Gemayel soon started drifting into a more "fauvism" style with wild brush strokes and strident colours.

The artist followed a conservative course for most of his career, avoiding the exploration of new movements such as cubism or abstract that some of his peers did with success. But despite this lack of adventurism, Gemayel is regarded as one of the founding fathers of Lebanese painting and inspired many who came after him.

In 1958, César Gemayel died from a heart attack at the age of 60. Despite a long time love, he never married and had no children.

We sincerely hope you will enjoy his paintings.

Kind regards,

The friends of César Gemayel