THAMER AL SHEIKH
Thamer Al Sheikh is an Iraqi artist, born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1951. He studied Art at the University of Baghdad, College of Fine Arts and earned a Bachelor's Degree in 1973. His talent for art making was developed and encouraged by his teachers. Among them was Faiq Hassan, who is often referred to as the father of modern art in Iraq, 'The Master' or 'The Teacher', in addition to Kadhim Haider and Mohammed Ghani Hikmat.
WISSAM AL KHAFAJY
Wissam Al Khafajy was born in Iraq in 1971. He earned a Fine Arts Diploma with a major in Pottery and Ceramics in 1995. He was a member of the Association / Syndicate of Iraqi Artists and a member of the Organization of Visual Arts in Iraq. He worked at the Iraqi Fashion House and is currently working in various areas of visual arts.
Somer Atshan is an Iraqi theatre actor, painter and tattoo artist. He was born in Iraq on April 1st, 1987, studied theatre arts and earned a diploma from the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad in 2006. He received a Bachelor's degree in theatre arts from the University of Baghdad, College of Fine Arts in 2011. Somer holds a diploma in Sketch Art from Turkey in 2014.
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TAGHREID AL JABER
Taghreid Al Jaber was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1974. She earned a Fine Arts Diploma with a major in Pottery and Ceramics in 1995. She studied Art at the University of Baghdad, College of Fine Arts and earned a Bachelor's Degree in 2014 with a major in Drawing. She also holds a certificate from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Drawing Division.
Mohamed Baro was born in Syria in 1961. He studied art at the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad and earned a Bachelor's degree in 1983. From 1983-1986, he studied at Leonardo Di Vinci's Art Institute in Rome. Baro had participated in many exhibitions in Iraq, Jordan and Houston. Along with being an artist, Mohammed is an accomplished chef, mural and a glass painter, private tutor and art teacher. Baro and his family sought refuge in Jordan before moving to the United States in 2010.
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