Artist Naim Ismail

He was born in the countryside of Antakya, Syria, in 1930. Naim Ismail was  considered as one of the most outstanding Syrian plastic artists . In 1953 , he graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Istanbul, specialized in oil painting.

-1958-1970, he worked as an artistic  supervisor of  "Jaish al-Shaab" magazine .

- 1970 – 1979, he was appointed  as Fine Arts director  in the Syrian Ministry of Culture.
-1958 – 1970, he worked  as an art director and a journalism photographer , and after that  he became the artistic supervisor of " al-Mawqef al-Arabi" and " al-Maarefa" magazines.
-He was  assigned  as a teacher of  mosaics and  wall  photography at the Fine Arts  Faculty  in Damascus.

His works are displayed  in:
- Damascus and Aleppo Museums , and the Ministry of Culture in Syria.
- As private collections.
- The Palace of Nations in Geneva and in  the Archaeological Museum in Baku.

 Special exhibitions:
- Istanbul, Palace of the Governorate of 1954.
- Ankara, lounge Hlekon 1955.
- Damascus, the Association of Artists 1959.
- Damascus, the World Hall of Modern Art, 1960.
- Damascus, the World Hall of Modern Art, 1962.
- Damascus, the World Hall of Modern Art, 1966.
- Damascus, Arab Cultural Center, 1971.
- Homs, Arts Centre, 1971.
- Hama, the Cultural Center in 1972.

 Joint exhibitions:
- The Syrian Arab Modern Art  Exhibition , Moscow, Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, 1958
- Sao Paulo Biennali, 1961
- the Supreme Council for the Arts Exhibition , Damascus, 1961.
- Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean countries, 1961.
- Syrians artists in Sursock Museum , Beirut.
- The Syrian Arab Modern Art  Exhibition ,Baku, Azerbaijan, Soviet, 1968.
- Syrian Arab Modern Art Exhibition , Moscow, Leningrad, Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, Belgrade, Sofia, and then West Berlin and Paris ,1968 - 1969.
- Syrian Arab Art , New York, 1967.
- Arab art , Kuwait 1969.
- Syrian Arab Art , Cairo 1969.
- Syrian Arab art , Tripoli, Libya, 1970.
- Exhibition  of The Three Years of the World Art , New Delhi, India 1970.
- International Festival of the Arts, Damascus ,Ornina ,1972.
- Arab art , Baghdad, 1972.
- Arab art , Kuwait, 1973.
- Syrian Art , the Syrian Association for Arts 1956.
- Exhibition of the top ten groups at the headquarters of the  Journalist Union 1970.

–Exhibition of  the top  ten groups  , Beirut, 1971.
Gallery –Exhibition of the top ten groups  , the Arab Cultural Center , Damascus , 1972.
- Joint Syrian Iraqi art in Baghdad and  then in Damascus in 1972.

Awards
State Prize of the Supreme Council of  Arts, 1968.


-In 1979 , Naim Ismail  died in Damascus, Syria.

 

M.Wassouf

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