Born in Burri, Sudan, in 1936, Mohammed Omar Khalil studied at the School of Fine & Applied Arts in Khartoum in 1959 and won a Sudanese Government Scholarship to study at the Art Academy in Florence, Italy in 1963. He moved since to the US where he has taught at New York University, Columbia University, Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute. He also works as a master printer for several New York
galleries. Recent exhibitions include the Smithsonian Institution, Skoto Gallery, NY; Asilah Gallery, Morrocco; and Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.
He lives and works in New York City.
His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Library of Congress and many private collections throughout the world.
He is the recipient of the Leo Meissner Prize for Printmaking, National Academy; 1st Prize, Inter-Biennial of Cairo; and the Bronze Prize, Osaka Triennial, Osaka, Japan.