Nabil Anani (b.1943, Latroun, Palestine) graduated in Fine Art from Alexandra University, Egypt, in 1969. On his return to Palestine, he began a career as an artist and teacher trainer at the UN training college in Ramallah. Anani held his first exhibition in Jerusalem in 1972 and has since exhibited in solo and group shows in Europe, North America, the Middle East, North Africa and Japan. Anani was awarded (by Yasser Arafat) the first Palestinian National Prize for Visual Art in 1997 and became the head of the League of Palestinian Artists in 1998. Anani has played a key role in the establishment of the first International Academy of Fine Art in Palestine. He lives in Ramallah, Palestine.