eric pollard art Aleef?s paintings also features some glimpse of the first orientalist Italian art works. His beautiful paintings of Jerusalem also depict the life-style and culture of resident and non-residents during his time. Most of his prominent works use a particular significance compared to that era?s local art movement; some of his popular paintings are the landscape paintings of assorted places in Jordan. During his days in Jordan, Aleef setup his first studio to train art to his fellow artists. Some of his students are Mohanna Durra and Rafiq Lahham who later became a few of the celebrated artists of twentieth century.