Born in 1951 in Iraq. B.Sc degree in Fine Arts from the Fine Arts Academy, Baghdad University 1976. Master degree in Drawing from Baghdad University 1981. One of the most distinguished impressionist artist in Iraq and the Arab world. Studied painting under the great artist Faik Hassan. Renowned for his strong interest in the Arab townscapes and preservation of the urban and architectural heritage. Participated in many solo and joint exhibitions in many countries.