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Born in Baghdad in 1965, Ali Al Mimar graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts, Baghdad in 1985 and College of Fine Arts, Baghdad in 1991. He was the first with distinction in his division and obtained Faeq Hassan’s Golden Medal for painting at Youth Festival in 1985 where it was the real start for him as an artist. Al Mimar was supervised under the Iraqi Pioneer Artist Faeq Hassan and was special since 1987. Because he was so close to his teacher he got the impression and admiration for horses; from there he entered the world of painting Arabian horses and became one of the most significant artists in the field.

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