Abdul Raheem Wakid

Abdulraheem Wakid was born in 1945 in Gaza, Palestine. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Beautiful Arts from Cairo University in 1969. After graduation, he had held five solo exhibitions in many countries such as Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan. He had also participated in numerous local and international exhibitions. He is known to sign his paintings with “Wakid”.

He worked as an art instructor in Saudi Arabia, then moved to Jordan in 1991 where he worked as the Head of Vocational and Art Education Department. In 1993, he worked as a teacher of drawing and graphics until 2015. Later on, he pursued a job in designing where he designed architectural elevations and book covers in Saudi Arabia as well as sets for the Child Theater in Jordan.

Wakid won multiple awards for his magnificent work during his participation in international exhibitions. He received a bronze medal from the seventh Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean Countries in 1968, he held the second place in War and Peace competition in the same year, and he ranked first in the Arab Artist Exhibitions in 1982.