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Suad Attar is a world renowned Iraqi painter whose work is in private and public collections worldwide, including The British Museum and the Gulbenkian Collection. She has held over twenty solo exhibitions and recipient of many awards. She became the first solo exhibition in the country’s history for a woman artist in 1964. Most Suad’s painting is characterized by an intense dreamlike and poetic sensibility that draws on motifs and symbols from within the traditions of Middle Eastern art. In recent years, her use of rich colors, representations of paradise and of sleeping cities bathed in turquoise blue, have disappeared as the situation in her homeland Iraq has worsened.