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Naziha Salim 

Search giant Google today paid a tribute by Doodle artwork in an ode to Salim's painting style and a celebration of her long standing contributions to the art world

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Naziha Salim was an Iraqi painter, professor and one of the most influential artists in Iraq’s contemporary art scene.

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Her work often depicts rural Iraqi women and peasant life through bold brush strokes and vivid colors. On this day in 2020,

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To paint the scene, Salim was born into a family of Iraqi artists in Turkey. Her father was a painter and her mother was a skilled embroidery artist.

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All three of her brothers worked in the arts, including Jawad, who’s widely considered one of Iraq’s most influential sculptors. From an early age she enjoyed making her own art.

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Salim enrolled at the Baghdad Fine Arts Institute where she studied painting and graduated with distinction. 

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While in Paris, Salim specialized in fresco and mural painting. After graduation, she spent several more years abroad, immersing herself in art and culture.

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