Anani, Nabil (1943--) By Sherwell, Tina
Nabil Anani was born in Latrun, Palestine in 1943. He graduated in Fine Arts from Alexandria University, Egypt in 1969, going on to work as a teacher trainer at the UN training college in Ramallah while maintaining his own full-time studio practice. Anani was awarded the first Palestinian National Prize for Visual Art in 1997 by former President Yasser Arafat, and was appointed head of the League of Palestinian Artists in 1998. In 2006 he was awarded the King Abdullah of Jordan Award in Fine Arts for the Middle East. He participated in numerous exhibitions of Palestinian Art around the world, and was a founding member of Al Wasiti Art Center in Jerusalem and The International Academy of Art, Palestine in Ramallah.