Dia al-Azzawi

born 1939

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Dia Al-Azzawi (Arabic: ظياء العزاوي) is an Iraqi painter and sculptor, now living and working in London and one of the pioneers of modern Arab art. He is noted for incorporating Arabic script into his paintings. Active in the arts community, he founded the Iraqi art group known as New Vision and has been an inspiration to a generation of young, calligraffiti artists.

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