painters

Shakir Hasan Al Said

artist painter

(1925 - 2004)

1925 - Born in the City of Simawa - Iraq.
1942 - Worked in the survey department (Maps printing office) Baghdad.
1948 - Graduated from Teachers College - Baghdad / B.A. in social sciences.
1951 - Contributed with Jawad Saleem in establishing the Group of Baghdad for Modern Art, and participated in its exhibitions.
1954 - Graduated from the Institute of fine arts / Evening - Diploma in painting. First personal exhibition in the Institute of fine arts Gallery - Baghdad.
1955 - 1959 - Studied in the institutes of France (Paris) - Decorative arts - Beaux-Arts.
1961 - First general exhibition / Institute of Fine Arts Gallery - Baghdad.
1966 - Reflections and Ascensions Exhibition - The National Museum of Modern Art Gallery / Baghdad.
1968 - 1969 - Taught "painting" in the Saudi Arabia, Emergence of the idea of "one dimension".
1971 - Established the "One Dimension Group" - First exhibition - The National Museum of Modern Art Gallery / Baghdad.
1974 - Reflective Visions Exhibition - The National Museum of Modern Art / Baghdad.
1975 - Participated in the Festival of Cannes Sur Mer - France.
1976 - Venice Biennial - Italy
1977 - Arab Art Exhibition - The Iraqi Cultural Centre / London.
1978 - Personal Exhibition - Sultan Gallery / Kuwait.
1979 - The 15th Sao Paolo Biennial - Brazil.
1979 - 1980 - Personal Exhibition - The Iraqi Cultural Center / Beirut. An exhibition with Naja Al-Mahdawi, Tunisia.
1982 - Devoted himself to painting and artistic theoretization.
1983 - Member of the International Art Critics Association (IACA).
Reviewing the newest achievements of art in Paris and Venezuela (Symposium of IACA Caracas).
1986 - New Delhi Triennia - India.
1988 - The Intimacy of Signs exhibition - Institut du monde Arabe / Paris / with foreign artists.
1992 - Counselor in Abdul Hameed Shoman establishment / Amman, Introduced an exhibition.
1992 - Personal exhibition - The Jordanian National Museum Gallery of Modern Art / Amman
1994 - The 4th One Dimension Group Exhibition - Ab'aad Gallery / Amman. Founded the symposium of Aesthetic Discourse - Saddam Art Center / Baghdad.
1995 - The Double Painting Exhibition - Baghdad Gallery / Baghdad.
1996 - A Personal exhibition of (Double and One Dimension paintings), the French Cultural Center / Amman. The 5th One Dimension Exhibition - Ab'aad Gallery / Amman. Personal Exhibition, 50 x 70 Gallery / Beirut.
1997 - Environment, Surrounding, and Ecology in the Iraqi Art - The Jordanian National Museum Gallery / Amman.
1997 - Personal Exhibition, The French Cultural Center / Baghdad.
1998 - "Doubles and Allusions" Personal exhibition - Artms Gallery / Tunisia.
1998 - "Doubles and Allusions" Personal exhibition Ar-Ruwaaq Art Gallery / Bahrain.
1999 - Personal exhibition, the 1990s works of Art - Athar Art Gallery - Baghdad.
2001 - The General retrospective exhibition - Athar Art Gallery / Baghdad.
2003 - Personal exhibition - Biennal Al Chariqa
2003 - Personal exhibition - Dar El Andi, Amman
2003 - Personal exhibition - Gallery Bissan, Al Dawha
2004 - The artist passed away

Awards:

National Appreciation Prize, Cagne-sur-Mer International Festival, France, 1975; First Prize, International Festival, Baghdad, 1986, 81; SIPA and UIA Honorary Achievement Awards, 1987; Saddam Prize for Arts, 1986. An artwork in private and public collections including SAC; Baghdad International Airport; NMMA; Shoman Foundation, Amman; Ghazi Sultan Hall, Kuwait; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris.

Featured Works

One of Al Said Masterpieces - 34 x 50 Mixed media/ Carton 1983
122 x 81 Mixed media/ Panel 1991
38 x 32 Mixed media/ Panel 1950
42 x 62 Ink on paper 1979
40 x 40 Mixed media 1975
38 x 52 Mixed media/ Carton 1972
25 x 42 Ink on paper 1977
49 x 46 cm, Oil on board, signed, 1953
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