صالح الجميعي

Saleh Al-Jumaie is an Iraqi painter, sculptor and plastic surgeon. His works of art have been shown in several international Born 1939, Siwera, Iraq

He Saleh Al-Jumaie studied at the Institute of Fine Arts, graduating with a BA in fine arts in 1959. He then went to the US where he received a fine arts degree from the IFA; California College of Arts and Crafts. Al-Jumaie was a prominent artist in Iraq’s contemporary art scene during the 1960’s.

He held many exhibitions in Baghdad, Kuwait and Beirut and was a founding member of the Innovationist Group and New Vision Group, participating in both groups’ exhibitions. His most important works include the murals he created for the International Labor Organization, Geneva and the Guest House, Baghdad. Al-Jumaie is known for his experiments with different media, using aliminium, which he melts, scratches and coats with white washes and dyes.

Like many artists of his generation, he has drawn inspiration from the forms found in Mesopotamian art and culture. He has lived and worked in Alameda, California, since 1980. His works are held in collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad, and Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman.