Ali Omar Ermes

Ali Omer Ermes was born in Libya in 1945 and has lived in London since 1981. He is a foremost exponent of the calligraphy art form. Poetry also plays an important role in his work, and is often incorporated in vivid and bold calligraphic murals and paintings. He studied at Portsmouth School of Architecture and Design, and then at St. Martins College, London. He is also involved in charity and voluntary work, most notably in the establishment of the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, West London.

Ali Omar Ermes’ works are collected around the world, and are part of collections ranging from The British Museum’s (London) to the Smithsonian Institute’s (Washington), galleries from Malaysia to The Netherlands, and private collections throughout the Arab and Christian worlds.


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