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Google pays tribute to Naziha Salim

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One of the largest search engine, Google pays tribute to Naziha Salim who was an Iraqi artist, painter and professor. She was one of the most influential figures of the state.

Google paid a tribute to her artform with a doodle artwork which signifies her style and thus celebrates her contribution to the world of Art.

Naziha’s style of art depicts the contemporary scene of Iraqi women and their life. Her vivid colour patterns and brush strokes make her the top influential woman of Iraq. Today, which is 23rd of April marks the day of celebration as Naziha was in the limelight of Barjeel Art Foundation.

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Background of Naziha Salim

Born into an Iraqi household of artists, Salim was highly influenced by her mother who was an embroidery artist and as well as her father who was a skilled painter. All her siblings were too involved in art. Jawad who’s known for his sculptors was her brother.

Coming from a time when women were constantly subjected to humiliation , Naziha Salim enrolled herself into one of the most reputed institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad. Her dedication and her passion towards her artform enabled her to earn scholarships. she further continued her studies in Paris. Until her time in Paris and back again in Baghdad, she not only made her own art but also taught her skills till she retired.

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Later in her life, she authored of the famous books, “Iraq: Contemporary Art”. This book proved to be quite significant in the development of modern art in Iraq.

Today, Salim’s artwork are proudly hung at Sharjah Art Museum and also at the Modern Art Iraqi Archive.

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