Born in Basrah, Iraq in 1939. He graduated from the Fine Arts Institute from Baghdad 1960, and from the Fine Arts Acadamy from Rome, Italy 1980. Held many solo and joint exhibitions locally and internationally. His art work bestows the ancient city of Hatra's Queens, moons, suns, magical and mystical feel in today's artistic median. His thought process, technical painting experience, and clear foresight of the future has given his artwork originality in the Iraqi artistic community.