The Craftsman Asghar Ismail Akbar joined the Craft Industrial Development Centre in February 2014.

The Craftsman Asghar Ismail Akbar is a professional in graphic art and sculpture on wood and stone and his paintings and sculptures reflected local issues, heritage and daily life of people in the local community and the sea life and ships and also women, which is of a great and important role in the artistic expression in his paintings.

Craftsman Asghar was from the first generation of participants at the first gathering of Bahraini artists and he was formerly a member of the art fans family and is currently a member of the Bahrain art society, he learned and developed his art by his own and participated in many exhibitions held since the seventies in and outside the Kingdom of Bahrain.