Calligrapher

Nassar Mansour, Ph.D., born in 1967 in Amman, Jordan, is a master calligrapher and is one of the most accomplished contemporary calligraphers in the Arab world. Mansour was the first Jordanian to obtain the traditional ijazah in Islamic calligraphy from the Turkish master Hasan Celebi in 2003. He later received his doctorate on the Arabic script Muhaqqaq from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London. Nassar is known for his academic works on Arabic calligraphy as well as his role in reviving the Muhaqqaq script. He recently published Amshaq al-Khatt al-Muhaqqaq, The First Amshaq of its Kind in the History of Arabic Calligraphy. His artworks are in the permanent collections of the British Museum, London, The Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, Moscow, Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, The Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, and many international private collections.