Ayyad Nimer

Born and raised in Egypt; has a BA with honours from the Fine Arts Academy in Cairo. Immediately after graduation he relocated to Jordan and began his career as an artist. Also taught art for 10 years; published a number of books about teaching art and drawing which were incorporated into the curriculum of many schools in Amman, Jordan and published art critiques in the local newspapers as an educational contribution to the public. And while still living in Jordan he was able to establish his own gallery called Akhenaton Gallery in 1986 benefiting the revival of the art movement there for two years, before he came to the United States in 1989.​

He held many solo and group exhibitions. Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan supported an exhibition of eight Jordanian artists of which he was one, also acquiring one of his paintings from this exhibition. The Royal Highness Princess Wijdan Ali sponsored the opening of many of his exhibitions. ​

     His art work can be seen at the National Museum of Jordan and Arab Bank branches and a lot of fans with collections all over in Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, and some European countries such as Britain, France, Holland, Spain, and also in America. He still exhibits some of my work in Jordan and in the Arab Gulf states. Also held a few exhibitions in Soho Manhattan New York, Palm Beach Florida, Washington DC, Carmel, and San Francisco.​