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Issa Hanna Dabish
(Pioneer Artist / CANADA)
Painter and Photographer
* Born in Telkeppe, Iraq
* Institute of Fine Arts, Baghdad, 1950
* Studied abroad at Syracuse University, NY, 1956
* Founder Member of Friends of Art Society 1941
* Founder Member of Society Primitive Artists Group (The Pioneers) 1950
* Founder Member of Iraqi Plastic Artists Society 1956
www.chaldeanart.com
www.azzaman.com/azz/articles/2003/12/12-17/669.htm
http://forums.fonon.net/archive/index.php?t-1661.html



Nadwa Qaragholi
(USA)
* Nadwa Qaragholi was born and raised in Baghdad, and educated both in her native city and American College in Beirut. Her earliest influence was her mother, a high school art teacher who instilled in her a deep appreciation for color and beauty in all of its manifestations. She went on formally to study fine arts in Baghdad under the acclaimed Iraqi artist Miran Al Saadi.
* After leaving Iraq in 1980, she lived in London, Studied art at Santa Monica College and UCLA. in Los Angeles, She has also studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC., and finally settled in metropolitan Washington D.C., active member of the Alexandria Art League for the last twenty years. Nadwa has continued to refine her art under the guidance of distinguished sculptor Liberace and notable portrait painter Danny Dawson.
* Having spent a substantial portion of her career as a portrait painter, Nadwa has in more recent years embraced abstract painting as a more expansive method of self-expression. In her latest series of work, inspired by Omar Khayyam’s Al Rubaiyat, Nadwa embarks on a journey of dream exploration, one intimately tied to the present in as much as it calls forth the past.
* Nadwa works as a free-lance portrait artist and sculptor in her studio in Alexandria, Virginia.

More artwork
* To read her entire Bio, the artist statement, and view more of her art works, visit: www.iraqiartists.org



Ghada Al-Maqdesi
(USA)

* Ghada is an Iraqi musician who plays the Oud, otherwise known as the lute – one of the most popular instruments in Middle Eastern music. She started playing at age ten, and later developed this talent at the College of Fine Arts – Music in Baghdad, Iraq. Among her instructors were the famous violin and Oud player, Ghanim Haddad, the Oud players Ali Alemam, Rouhi Alkhamash, Mumtaz Mohamad Albaiati, as well as other notable musicians.
* Throughout her artistic career, she performed concerts in Amman, Jordan, at George Wayne University in Washington DC, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and in other Iraqi & Middle Eastern events and festivals.



Marshal Garmo
(USA)
Writer, Attorney & Counselor at Law
Born in Iraq in 1953, Marshal Garmo moved to the United States in 1976. His previous works include "The Boy and the Beast", a novel in English, "AKITU", a play in both English and Arabic, "An Immigrant's Dream", a play in both English and Arabic and "Masquerade" a collection of 16 short stories in Arabic. Marshal Garmo earned his law degree from University of Detroit in 1984 and master's degree in Political science from Wayne State University in 1995. He is a practicing attorney in Michigan and a former Magistrate.



Irada al-jeboury
(IRAQ)

* Irada al-Jeboury is Iraqi by birth. She studied Translation (English) and Media. She received her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Media Studies from Baghdad University. Her doctoral dissertation was about “The image of Iraqi women in the Iraqi cinema: an analytical study of this image in Iraqi fictional films from 1946 to 1994”.
* From 1988 to 1997 she worked in cultural journalism, and afterwards moved to Yemen to work as a teacher at the Media College of the University of Sana’a. Currently she works as a teacher at the Media College of the University of Baghdad.
* Irada al-Jeboury is the author of the books “The Tree of Desires” (stories, Baghdad, 1990) “The Dust of Cities” (stories, Baghdad, 1993), “Apples’ Scent” (novel, Baghdad, 1996), “Inana, daughter of Babel” (children’s story, 1996) “In the forest” (stories, Damascus, 1999), “At a Distance of Expatriation” (stories, Baghdad, 1999), and “Losses” (stories, Sana’a, 2004). She also wrote the script for two documentary films.
* To read about Dr. Irada al-jeboury in Arabic: http://www.niqash.org/content.php?contentTypeID=195



Safa' Sankoor
(IRAQ)

* Safa' Sankoor is an Iraqi critic, media expert, and academic researcher. He has been working for the Iraqi press since the end of the 1970s, passing by numerous local media institutions, and he also worked as a correspondent for several international media channels in London and Paris. Sankoor entered the field of culture and art by working as a film critic, heading the film section at several cultural magazines, inter alia the magazine Funoon (trsl.: Arts), in addition to him working as Editor-in-Chief for a number of cultural magazines such as Al Turath Al-Sha'by (trsl.: Folkloric Heritage) and Al Adeeb Al Mu'aser (trsl.: The Contemporary Writer).
* As a researcher, he is specifically interested in the field of culture and communications. His Master's degree revolved around the analysis of speech in communication studies in Arabic, a premiere in this field. Academically applying this method to the field of media studies in Arabic by writing a dissertation exploring the image of Great Britain in the Iraqi press from 1945-1958 was also an unprecedented undertaking. Sankoor participated in several academic and literary conferences held by universities or in the course of cultural events in Beirut, Damascus, Amman, and Baghdad.
* To read about Dr. Safa' sankoor in Arabic: http://www.niqash.org/content.php?contentTypeID=238

List of Artists & Links


1 - Visual Artists Web-sites & Links:
www.alitalib.com
www.amerfatuhiart.com
www.burhansaleh.com
www.ismailkhayat.com
www.jaberalwan.com
www.leilakubba.com
www.paulbatou.com
Abdul Qadir Al-Rassam:
http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%AF_
http://www.inciraq.com/Al-Mutamar/Archive/843/050616_843_Arts%20Way.htm
http://www.al-hakawati.net/arabic/music_Art/painter12.asp
Jawad Salim:
http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%AC%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AF_%D8%B3%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%85
http://www.iraqiart.com/artists/j_saleem.htm
http://www.iraqiartist.com/iraqiartist/Archive/Jewad_Selim/Jewad_Selim.htm
http://www.sotakhr.com/index.php?id=2848
Faik Hassan:
http://www.bakhdida.net/art/fayeqhasan.htm
http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%82_%D8%AD%D8%B3%D9%86
http://www.iraqiart.com/inp/view.asp?ID=164
Mahmood Sabri:
http://iraqiart.com/inp/view.asp?ID=225
Muhammed Muher-Aldin:
http://www.aaramnews.com/website/11649NewsArticle.html
Khuder Jirgees:
http://www.sviraqart.com/kheder_jarjes.htm
http://www.bakhdida.net/Articles/khitherjarjis.htm
http://www.rezgar.com/debat/show.art.asp?aid=78406
Ismael Khayat:
http://www.iraqmemory.org/inp/view.asp?ID=865
http://www.iraqfineart.com/baio.php?recordID=7
http://artcritic.friendsofdemocracy.net/default.asp?item=115354
Ziad Majeed Haider:
http://www.josor.net/article_details.php?thesid=1412&catid=44
http://al-nnas.com/THEKRIAT/21zd.htm
http://www.inciraq.com/Al-Mutamar/2006/Archive/1022/060202_1022_13.htm

2 - Musicians & Icon Singers’ Links:
Jamil Bashir (Musician):
http://www.zeryab.org/zeryab/showthread.php?t=1018
http://www.sotakhr.com/index.php?id=2867
Farid Alla Wardi:
http://www.iraqoftomorrow.org/wesima_articles/iraqiarts-20070217-42538.html
Nadhem Al-Ghazali (Singer & Maqam):
http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%B8%D9%85_
Yousif Umar (Maqam):
http://www.akhbaar.org/wesima_articles/culture-20070530-30659.html
Zakeyeh George (Singer):
http://www.kululiraq.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=14016

3 - Performers & Film Makers’ Web-sites & Links:
Haqqi Al-Shibli:
http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%AD%D9%82%D9%8A_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D8%A8%D9%84%D9%8A
http://www.sotakhr.com/2006/index.php?id=1308
http://www.alnakhlahwaaljeeran.com/roaad-hakee-alshabli.htm
Awni Karroumi:
http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86%D9%8A_%D9%83%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%85%D9%8A
http://www.sotaliraq.com/iraq/article_odaba2.html
http://www.alsabaah.com/paper.php?source=akbar&mlf=interpage&sid=24169
Qasim Hawal:
www.kassemhawal.com
Weam Namou-Yatooma:
www.GreenCardWedding.com

4 - Professional Writers’ Web-sites & Links:
Lame’a Abbas Amara:
http://www.mandaeanunion.org/Figures/AR_Figures_020.html
Alladdin Muhsin:
http://www4.webng.com/alladdin
Dunya Mikhail:
http://www.dunyamikhail.com
Fadhel Al-Azzawi:
http://www.drweb4u.net/vb/showthread.php?t=4546
http://www.azzaman.com/azz/articles/2002/01/01-18/a99452.htm
http://www.iraqiculture.net/arabic/articles.php?subaction=showfull&id=1148938631&archive=&start_from=
Farouk Yousif:
http://www.kululiraq.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=23824
Fawzi Karim:
www.fawzi-karim.com
Khaza’al Al-Majidi:
http://www.albabtainprize.org/poetDetails.aspx?ptId=1352
http://www.alsabaah.com/paper.php?source=akbar&mlf=interpage&sid=8052
http://www.doroob.com/?p=21400
http://www.alnoor.se/author.asp?id=391
http://www.jehat.com/Jehaat/ar/JanatAltaaweel/maqalatNaqadeya/1-11-2007.htm
Paul Batou:
www.mylastthoughtsaboutiraq.com
Salim Muttar:
http://www.salim-matar.com
Weam Namou-Yatooma:
www.HermizPublishing.com
Zahair Al-Jizani:
http://www.alwah.com/alwah13/alwah13-15.htm
http://irtikabat.tripod.com/liq7.htm