Biography

Born in Babylon in 1948, Jaber Alwan graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Baghdad in 1970. He continued his higher education at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, where he graduated from the Department of Sculpture in 1975, and the Department of Painting in 1978. He resides and works in Rome, and has held several solo exhibitions in Jordan, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Austria, and Damascus. He also participated in many group exhibitions in Italy, Austria, Belgium, England, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, and Tunisia. His artworks have been displayed in Arab and European museums. Jaber Alwan addresses human being in the majority of his works. Following the impressionist traditions, he delivers strong visions regarding social issues, the relationship between man and woman, and the sex drive; without being direct. The face features in his canvas are neutral, with colour symbolism, body motion and other elements that complement the meaning.