Dia al-Azzawi is an internationally recognised Iraqi painter and sculptor who has been living and working in London since the late 1970s. He is a pioneer of Modern Iraqi art.
The son of Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mahmoud Saïd worked as a lawyer, prosecutor and judge. Although his successful legal career met with society’s approval, it denied a much stronger desire to make art. In 1947, at the age of 50, Saïd resigned from his legal career to become an artist full time.
Saïd’s oil paintings employ Western techniques to capture his native Egypt, depicting landscapes and scenes of contemporary life that reference the country’s long history. His subjects include veiled women filling water jars at the edge of ancient temples, men in turbans drawing water from wells, dances and scenes of Islamic ritual
Hassan Sharif (1 January 1951 – 18 September 2016) was an Emirati artist and prolific writer. He lived and worked in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is widely regarded as a central figure in contemporary and conceptual art in the region. Hassan Sharif was a founding member of the Emirates Fine Arts Society and of the Art Atelier in the Youth Theatre and Arts, Dubai. In addition to his own markedly experimental practice, he was also a mentor to many artists in the UAE and the region.
a painter and calligrapher, was 25 years old when Iran Hall Gallery, one of the earliest galleries in Iran, opened its doors in Tehran on July 6, 1964. He presented his works to the group of 12 artists that established the gallery at that time.
Karim Emami, an art critic, cited Tabrizi as a successful ceramic artist who displayed the first skin art pieces that were influenced by local art elements.
With a shared commitment to Abstract Art as opposed to Figurative Art, the artists who displayed their work in Iran Hall Gallery started working together. They created the most cutting-edge gallery of its era, with an eye on cultural and social advancements as well as the expansion of reading and visual literacy in society.
Tabrizi alternated between abstract and conventional abstraction.
He presented pieces that French art critic Michel Tapié characterized to as High Art in 1971 at an exhibition of his work at the Sirous Gallery in Paris.
Tapié used the term Informal Art to describe the work produced in Iran throughout the 1970s and utilizes it as the primary component of modern art as well as a philosophical aesthetic.