The Kurdish Artist, Gazi Muhamad Amin ( 1954-2006)
The Kurdish painter Gazi Muhamad Amin was born in 1954 in the village of Qashqa, Qadir Karam sub-district in Kirkuk Province. He completed the elementary and intermediate studies in Kirkuk, and graduated from college of Economy at University of Slemany in the seventies.
1973-1977 the artist activities in Slemany University
1978-1979 a joint exhibition in Dyalah
1989 joint activities with Falah Omar and Adnan Shino, two artists, in Hawler
1993 contributing in an exhibition by Ashty Garmiyany and Falah Umar in Syria
1994 contributing in an exhibition for painters of Kirkuk in Slemany
1996 the Art Festival in Kirkuk in Chamchamal District
1997 joint exhibitions for painters in Slemany
1998 contributor in Anfal exhibition in Slemany
1999 the special exhibition at the anniversary of Qalazde bombardment
An artists who has his own characteristics in Southern Kurdistan, with the Garmyani faces who lived before the Anfal, and after it. Their sufferings are eternalized in the drawings of Gazi Muhamad as a history for this country, a suffering which few people could understand it, and a suffering that materialized in his paintings which have their own characteristics with the cultural style of Garmyan, along with the stories of the people living there. So Gazi Muhamad, in all his life, was painting the stories that have happened in the past, and he nearly lived with the people witnessed or lived in the catastrophes, an art that draw the map of the suffering that expresses a history of Kurdistan.
drawing of the (Anfal)ed people of Garmiyan.