Nagui Achamallah was born in Alexandria, Egypt. His interest in painting developed in college and especially in his first year of medical school. After Graduation, Nagui practiced general medicine until he came to the USA, where he completed his medical training. He has been practicing psychiatry in the San Francisco Bay area ever since. The subjects of his paintings vary. The style reflects an Egyptian and South Mediterranean influence. Many of his paintings depict human figures. The characters are involved in a struggle. They are captives of time and the reason for their existence.