Born in Jerusalem in 1934, Ahmad graduated with honors from the Accademia di Arte in Rome (1964) and attained a degree from the E'cole des beaux Arts in Bordeaux where he studied graphics and etching (1970).
The artist spent two years at the E'cole National des Beaux Arts in Paris (1975-77) and later moved to Italy for a shot course in etching and pottery preservation. 
The subjects that the artist depicts in his paintings are mostly socio-political and humanitarian issues which are portrayed through his own symbolic language.
Ahmad Nawash is considered one of the big artists in Jordan and his talent is very appreciated in the Jordanian art movement.