Shaker Hassan Al Said
(1925 - 2004)
Shaker Hassan Al Said was active/lived in Iraq. Shaker Hassan Al Said is known for abstract painting with calligraphy.
Biography Shaker Hassan Al Said
Born in Samawa, a city southeast of Baghdad, Al Said lived, worked and died in Baghdad. He received in 1948 a degree in social science from the Higher Institute of Teachers in Baghdad and in 1954 a diploma in painting from the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad where he was taught by Jawad Saleem.
He continued his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts* in Paris until 1959, where he was taught by Raymond Legueult. During his stay in Paris, he discovered Western modern art in galleries and Sumerian art at the Louvre.
After his return to Baghdad in 1959, Al Said studied the work of Yahya ibn Mahmud al-Wasiti, sufism* and Mansur Al-Hallaj. He gradually abandoned figurative expressions and centered his compositions on Ara
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