Source of Influence: Arts & Culture
Status: Featured in current year
A machinist by training, American-born Mohamed Zakariya is a classically educated Islamic calligrapher who earned diplomas in three calligraphic scripts from the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art, and Culture in Istanbul. His work has been collected and displayed worldwide, including most recently at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. Zakariya designed Eid holiday stamps for the US Postal Service in 2001 and 2011. He has been featured in several movies, including the 2002 PBS documentary Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet. Zakariya is represented by Linearis Art.