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Nabil Anani

Nabil Anani
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Nabil Anani

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Nabil Anani was born in Latroun, Palestine in 1943. He is considered by many as a key founder of the contemporary Palestinian art movement. On graduating in Fine Art from Alexandra University, Egypt in 1969, Anani returned to Palestine and held his first exhibition in Jerusalem in 1972 and has since exhibited widely in Europe, North America, the Middle East, North Africa and Japan. Anani pioneered the use of local media such as leather, henna, natural dyes. He was awarded the first Palestinian National Prize for Visual Art in 1997. Anani played a key role in the establishment of the International Academy of Art Palestine.