Marwan Kassab Bachi-studied 1955-1957 Arabic literature at the University of Damascus . In 1957 he came to Berlin and studied under Hann Trier painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin .
From 1963 he worked as a freelance artist in Berlin and belonged to the circle of Georg Baselitz and Eugen Schoenebeck . From 1977 to 1979 he was a visiting professor of painting at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, where he in 1980 full professor was appointed in painting and taught until 2002. He was a 1992-2000 member of the jury for the Fred-Thieler price of Berlinische Gallery . Among his pupils are Karolin Haegele , Christian Lutze , Salah Saouli and Osama Said .
Marwan is married and lives in Berlin-Pankow .
About 25 of his works are in public buildings such as galleries, museums and collections. This includes Europe, the National Museums in Berlin , the Federal Art Collection in Bonn, the National Graphic Arts Collection in Munich, and the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris. In the Middle East, his work including the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation is Amman , the University of Bir Zait , the National Museum of Damascus and the Khalil al-Sakakini Cultural Centre in Ramallah and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.