Born in Rawa, Iraq, in 1925. Graduated Teachers College, Baghdad, 1941. BA Fine Arts from Institute of Fine Arts, Baghdad 1959. Received two scholarships for art studies in Yugoslavia, 1962 and Art Management, Portugal, 1966. Rawi is a member of Al-Rowad Group and participated in many exhibitions with them. He is a well known art critic, contributed numerous critical essays on art to various Arab and foreign journals.