Born in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Yvette Achkar studied at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) in Beirut in 1951. She has taught painting at ALBA and The Lebanese University. Since 1957, she has exhibited her work in Belgrade, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Paris, Rome, and the former Yugoslavia. Starting in1959, she has participated in biennales in Alexandria, Baghdad, Paris, and Sao Paolo as well as in international art fairs, including Europ’Art –Genève and Art Paris- Carrousel du Louvre, St’art in Strasbourg, Art Paris Abu Dhabi and Art Dubai with the Janine Rubeiz Gallery. She has received several prizes, including UNESCO, Baalbeck and Ministry of Education and National Fine Arts, Lebanon. She has exhibited her work at Galerie Janine Rubeiz in Beirut since 1993 where her works can permanently be found.