OIL ON BOARD PAINTING BY THE IRAQI PIONEER NOURI AL RAWI 1925-2014

OIL ON BOARD PAINTING BY THE IRAQI PIONEER NOURI AL RAWI 1925-2014

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A fine painting by the Iraqi pioneer Nouri Al rawi, the painting probably depicts his home town Rawa.

Nouri Al Rawi was born in 1925 in Rawa, Al Anbar, Iraq, in the fertile, agricultural lands between the Euphrates river and the mountains, near the Babylonian city of Anah. This rural setting provided him with a lifelong source of inspiration, based on landscapes, villages and village life, all of which became his preferred subject matter.

He was one of the pioneers of modern art in Iraq, producing a rich body of paintings and sculptures. An active participant in Iraq's arts community, he was a founding member of the Baghdad Modern art group. This group aimed to reassert a national identity through art and literature, by developing artworks with a distinctive Iraqi identity which referenced its ancient heritage and tradition.

Dimensions:

Height 46 cm / 18 332"
Width 53 cm / 20 2932"
Depth 3 cm / 1 316"
Medium

Oil on board

Country

Iraq

Condition

Very Good