• Iraqi Dutch painter and sculptor born in 1944 in Basra, Iraq. From 1948 – 1960, completed his primary, middle, and high school studies in Basra, and since his childhood, he showed a fondness for drawing.
  • 1962 - 1966 Obtained a diploma in fine arts from the Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad.
  • 1964 Held his 1st solo exhibition in Kuwait and participated in a graphic exhibition by four artists in Baghdad and a joint exhibition with a group of artists in Baghdad.
  • 1968   Co-founded the Innovators Group in Baghdad and participated in all its exhibitions.
  • From 1969 onwards, held many solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions in Iraq and abroad.
  • 1971 Started his career as a professor in the Institute of Fine Arts, Baghdad.
  • 1976 Earned a scholarship to complete his studies in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 1980 Obtained a master’s degree in Graphic Design from Helwan University in Greater Cairo, Egypt. Then taught at the Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad University.
  • 1991 - 1996 Appointed as a professor of art at the Faculty of Fine Arts - Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan.
  • May 15th 2022 Held a retrospective exhibition at the Jordan Museum of Modern Art in Amman that exhibited 74 artworks covering his entire artistic career of more than six decades.
  • Currently lives and fully dedicated to his art between The Hague, The Netherlands and Amman, Jordan.