Google drawing pays an enormous amount to Naziha Salim, Iraq’s most authoritative painter. The drawing is a commendation to Salim’s painting style and her contribution to the art. This painting is a mix of two pictures, Salim where she holds a brush and another side which highlights rural Iraqi women and provincial life through bold brush strokes and vivid colors.
Naziha Salim was commissioned into Baghdad Fine Arts Institute where she learned painting and completed her graduation with distinction.
On Saturday, April 23, 2022, Google paid tribute to her Doodle artwork. Naziha Salim is a painter and professor and one of the creative artists in Iraq’s contemporaneous art scene. In 2020 her work was emphasised by the Barjeel Art Foundation in their collection of female artists.
The doodle is a tribute for her style of painting and her donation to the art. This painting is a mix of two pictures – Salim where she holds a brush and another side which highlights rural Iraqi women and provincial life through bold brush strokes and bright colors.
She was born in an Iraqi artists family in Turkey. She loves to draw and made her own art at a very small age. She studied painting and graduated with distinction. Her hard work and passion in art made her popular and now she became one of the greatest women who is awarded or got a scholarship to continue her rest of the education in Paris at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts In Paris. Salim particularised herself in Fersco and composition painting. After completing her graduation, she spent years abroad, saturating herself in art and culture.
Finally she returned home town to Baghdad to work at Fine Arts Institute where she will teach until seclusion. She is always active in every exhibition of arts, community and one of the establishment members of Al-Ruwwad, a community of artists that study abroad and incorporate European art techniques into the Iraqi esthetic. She has authored the book ‘Iraq Contemporary Art’, a vital resource for the initial development of the country ‘s modern art movement.