Born in 1923, Abdel Rahman El Nachar obtained his PHD in Art (Painting), from the Faculty of Arts at Helwan University in 1978. El Nachar was awarded the First Class Decoration of Arts from the State for his distinguished achievement in Painting in 1980, the first prize in painting at the Cairo Salon in 1986, and later, the First prize of the 4th Biennale in 1992. Most of his work is now exhibited in El Nachar/Al Sageny Museum, located on the Alexandria-Cairo Desert Road.
In the early stages of his artistic career, El Nachar depicted themes that adhered to reality of everyday life through a combination of both expressionism and surrealism. It was later that his approach has changed, moving towards Abstract Art. During the last 10 years of his artistic life, before his demise in 1999, El Nachar ventured into the realm of Islamic Art, a primary medium of geometric abstraction.