Ismail Fatah Al Turk

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Ismail Fatah Al-Turk ("Ismail Fatah") (1934 or 1938–2004) was an Iraqi painter and sculptor born in Basra, Iraq.[1]

He received degrees in painting and sculpture from the Baghdad Institute of Fine Arts[1] and a degree in sculpture from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma.[2]

He held six exhibition for sculpture and five exhibitions for paintings in Rome, Baghdad and Beirut.

He is the winner of first prize for Arab artists in Italy.

He is a member of Baghdad group (1957) and the Al-Zawia group.

Fatah taught sculpture at the Baghdad Institute of Fine Arts.

Fatah is also known for bronze statues of Marouf Al-Rasafi, an Iraqi nationalist poet of the 1940s, of the Abbasid poet Abu Nuwas, and of Abbasid painter Al Wasety.

He has designed and executed several monuments and statues in Baghdad, the most famous of which is the turquoise blue split dome of the Al-Shaheed Monument (Martyrs' Monument), completed in 1983.[1]

While living and working in United Arab Emirates, Fatah contracted cancer. He returned to Baghdad where he died 21 July 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Chilvers, Ian; Glaves-Smith, John (2009). A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art. pp. 227–. ISBN 0199239657. 
  2. ^ Eigner, Saeb (2010). Art of the Middle East. ISBN 978-1-8589-4500-2. 

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