Hafed Aldroubi - paintings
Born in 1914, Hafed Aldroubi became an influential figure in Iraqi art. Aldroubi was sent to Italy to study art in the Academy of Rome (1937-1940) where he had to return back to Iraq due to the start of the Second World War. In 1947 he was sent to London to study art in Goldsmith Collage where he gained his degree. Aldroubi become the leading figure in the Iraqi impressionist movement in the 1950s, who carried out the thrust of the modern Iraqi art movement.
Aldroubi established the Iraqi Art Society alongside his fellow painters, and was appointed as the chairman of the society. In 1967 Aldroubi became the dean of the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad for six years. Aldroubi also took held and took part in numerous Iraqi art exhibitions in Europe and the Middle East. In January 1991 Hafed Aldroubi passed away from a long term illness.