17 Unique Style Paintings by Iraqi Artist Mahmoud Fahmi

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Painting Artist Mahmoud Fahmi at WOoArts

Iraqi Artist Mahmoud Fahmi. I find his characters and colorful pallette is unique and different from all artist in the middle east region. He depicted the Iraqi culture in a narrative style that told many stories in one scene. I have seen his paintings years ago, but never forgot it.

Each painting represents a story or more in full vivid colors, that is not fairytale or dream but a real scene from the local culture. Also, objects are playing great role in each paintings, from watermelon, old vehicles, bicycles, house keys, kites to boats. All objects are primary elements that come from the depth of the iraqi culture.

Fortunately, Mahmoud still a productive artist based in Canada, we are looking for more paintings of such beautiful world.

Artist Mahmoud Fahmi Biography

Mhmod Fahmi, was born in 3 March 1962 in the city of Hillah/Babylon, Iraq.


Master of Fine Arts Kharkov Fine Art Institute in Kharkov (Ukraine) 1997

Work experience:

  • Freelance painter and art instructor, Toronto 2015 – present
  • Arts Teacher, Special Art School, UAE 2003 – 2014
  • Illustrator and Designer of children books, UAE 2001 – 2014
  • Art teacher, Bronnysunds College, Norway 1999 – 2001


  • Toronto Art Outdoor Exhibition Nathan Phillips Square , Toronto June- 2018
  • Art Connections Fine Art Exhibit, Metro Hall, Toronto march – 2018
  • John B. Aird Gallery: The Views Are Different here, Toronto march- 2018
  • Art Connections Fine Art Exhibit, Toronto June- 2017
  • Divano Gallery .Exhibition for city for Iraqi Artist in Ontario, Mississauga jan-2018
  • Areej Gallery Fine Art Exhibit, Toronto march-2016
  • Opening Door Symposium Mennonite New Life Center ,Toronto may-2017
  • 33rd annual General Exhibition of Emirates Fine Arts Society, Dubai 2015
  • Solo exhibition, Sharjah Art Gallery, Sharjah 2014
  • Sultan Bin Owais Gallery: Babylonian Hymns group exhibition, Dubai 2014
  • 32th annual General Exhibition of Emirates Fine Arts Society (prizewinning first place ) 2014
  • 31th annual General Exhibition of Emirates Fine Arts Society , U.A.E 2013
  • 30th annual general exhibition of Emirates Fine Arts Society, U.A.E 2012
  • December group exhibition Wall Group, Sultan bin Ali Aluwais, U.A.E dec-2011
  • Emirates Fine Arts Society, The Rest of The Stories (solo exhibition) 2010
  • Cultural Center Gallery, Um Al Queen, U.A.E, 2008
  • Cultural Center Gallery, Um Al Queen, U.A.E 2008
  • Al Nakheel Hall, Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi 2006
  • Second Exhibition of the Academicians Group, Sharjah, U.A.E 2006
  • First Exhibition of Academicians Group, Sharjah, U.A.E 2005
  • Group Exhibition, Bergen, Norway 2001
  • Solo exhibition ,Bronnoysund, Norway 2000
  • Participated exhibition, Ukrainian artists group), Moscow 1998
  • Participated exhibition, Kiev Summer Festival, Vernisage Gallery, Ukraine 1997
  • Participated exhibition , Artists’ House Gallery, Ukraine 1996
  • Group exhibition, Gallery of the Fine Art Academy,Ukraine, 1993
  • Group exhibition in Babylon Technical Institute Gallery, Babylon, Iraq 1984
  • 1st. prize, Group exhibition in Ministry of Education Gallery (Iraqi Youth Art Festival) 1982
  • Member of Art Connection , Toronto since 2017
  • Member of Emirates Fine Arts Society since 2006 

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