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Paul Batou   Mesopotamian  artist .A 1982 pharmaceutical graduate of the university of Baghdad , But His most enduring interest remained the world of art . he did not bother to apply for the art school in Baghdad because the school was closed to the Baathist party members “the government “. while in pharmacy school he join the university Gallery and start studying art under the instruction of famous Iraqi artis for 4 years , I was inspired by many teachers and artists. His first art show in Baghdad was in 1980, opening a door that would lead his work to be featured in several galleries, later in 1982 he was forced to work as a pharmacist and a medic during the Iran-Iraq war for five years in the army, when it ended in 1989, he left Iraq with His family and moved from Athens to Los Angeles. Here in the state, he continues to create Art and write poems and recently he published his first book in 2007 “My last thoughts about Iraq” which he shared the Iraqi’s thinking and thoughts during the long years of war, Sanction the fall of the great civilization of Mesopotamia. His work of art was featured in many galleries in the United States and the world.

My colors are united in one art piece reflecting the tone of the Earth, the language of the universe, the cry and pain of the oppressed people. On my canvas, the black, red and white are in harmony just like my soul. I would love all the people to achieve that kind of unity.