Remembered for his charcoal, acrylic, and oil paintings and drawings, this Palestinian-American Abstract Expressionist artist was the subject of a 2008 Arab American National Museum retrospective.
He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a bachelor's degree in art and went on to earn an M.F.A. from Detroit, Michigan's Cranbrook Academy of Art.
He taught at both Central Michigan University and Berea College (Kentucky).
Born in Jerusalem, he was forced to leave his home city when the state of Israel was created. After emigrating from Palestine to the United States, he married Suheila Ghannam.
He was influenced by the work of the Russian abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky.