Ali Omar Ermes

Born in Tripoli in 1945,  Ali Omar Ermes is internationally renowned for his beautifully composed paintings based on Arabic literature and letterforms. He is probably the most collected artist from the Muslim world. Ali Omar has held over sixty exhibitions worldwide, with work displayed or housed in the collections of institutions such as the British Museum and Tate Britain, London; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg; State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow; Wereld Museum, Rotterdam; National Gallery of Jordan, Amman; State National Gallery, Malaysia; Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.; and LACMA, Los Angeles, among others in international public and private collections.