Born in 1952, Mouneer Al-Shaarani studied calligraphy since he was ten, by the most important Syrian calligrapher, Badawi Al Dirani. He later continued his studies in the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus. Having numerous exhibitions east and west, and showcasing his works in several museums around the world, such as the Malaysian Museum for Islamic Arts and the British Museum, Al-Shaarani gave birth to a new era of contemporary Arab Calligraphy and became its master by creating new techniques and developing some kinds of traditional old calligraphies. Al-Shaarani's artistic calligraphies seek a perfection rarely attained by usual dimensions. Al-Shaarani worked as a calligrapher, book and print letter designer. In addition, he published tutorial booklets for six kinds of Arab calligraphy. As an art critic, Al-Shaarani wrote a number of articles, some of which are about the Arab Islamic art. He also worked as consultant for the International Arab Encyclopedia supplying it with information and materials on Arab writing, calligraphy and famous Arab calligraphers.Al-Shaarani had a solo exhibition in Ayyam Gallery in January 2008 and released a book depicting his works and experience.