About Georges H. Sabbagh1877–1951. Georges Hanna Sabbagh was born at Alexandria to a Catholic family of Syro-Lebanese in Egypt. He studied art in Paris, being the first Egyptian at the Louvre School. Trips to Egypt led him to rediscover the lights, landscapes and characters of his childhood. He excelled in portraits, nudes and landscapes both in France and in Egypt and was enchanted by the old districts of Cairo.