Friday, August 12, 2011

Ramadan Calender: Day 12

Madiha Omar
It's a Rug, for 80 starcoins, inspired by a Syrian painter named Madiha Omar. :)

Born Aleppo, Syria, 1908.  BA Fine Arts, Corcorron Fine Arts College and the University of Washington, USA.  Studied in Istanbul, London and Washington.  Madiha Omar is reputed for being the first to utilise Arabic calligraphy in abstract form since 1944.  Received an Honorary Award, Corcorron Fine Arts College, 1947.  Taught art in Baghdad and held many exhibitions in Baghdad, Beirut, Sudan, Turkey and the USA.  Participated in world art conferences and lectured on art.  Organised eighteen solo exhibitions, 1950-80 and numerous group shows throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and the USA.  Lives and works in New York, USA.

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