Kur­dish Artist Muhamad Arif ( 1937-2009)

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He’s a Kur­dish painter. He was born in 1937 in the town of Rawaduz. He was au­thor and trans­la­tor of many books. He trans­lated sev­eral books in the field of pain­ing from Rus­sian into Kur­dish. His lat­est book about graphic art in Kur­dis­tan was printed posthu­mously in Hewler, on Oct 9, 2009.

He got diploma in paint­ing at Bagh­dad In­sti­tute of Fine Arts in 1956. He then went abroad to Rus­sia to con­tinue his study in the field and got MA in 1967 at Sorikov Univer­sity in Moscow. From 2004 to 2009, he was the founder and dean of Col­lege of Fine Arts at Sala­haddin Univer­sity. The col­lege con­sisted of four de­part- ments: mu­sic, paint­ing, drama and cin­ema. He got his PhD de­gree on phi­los­o­phy of art at the same univer­sity.

He was in­struc­tor in Bagh­dad, Saudi Ara­bia, Baby­lon and Sala­haddin Univer­sity in Hewler. His style of work ranged be­tween re­al­ism, ro­man­ti­cism, sym­bol­ism and ex­pres­sion­ism. He stud­ied th­ese schools in the be­gin­ning of his study in Moscow. Th­ese styles were stud­ied in the Soviet Union then, but Muhamad Arif was able to mod­ify the schools in fa­vor of his art as well as his na­tion when he started paint­ing pic­tures ex­press­ing the Kur­dish ques­tion. The artist painted many Kurd-

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