'Gates of Bagdad' by Saud El Asadi (1993- ), Watercolor on paper, 24 x 39 in.

Saud El Asadi (Holy Land, 20th Century)

'Gates of Bagdad' by Saud El Asadi (1993-   ), Watercolor on paper, 24 x 39 in.
17 East 80 St - #5
New York, NY, 10075
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'Gates of Bagdad' by Saud El Asadi (1993- ), Watercolor on paper, 24 x 39 in.


El Asadi's work reflects the mastery of the difficult and meticulous technique of Islamic calligraphy, with its intricate and highly stylized floral and geometric patterns, its rich panoply in vibrant colors accentuated by gold leaf, applied in complex, interweaving patterns that date back to the XII th century in Persia.

FRAMED: HEIGHT: 39 in | WIDTH: 24 in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 43 in | WIDTH: 28 in

Origin Holy Land
Category Watercolors
Period 20th Century
Style Orientalist

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CONDITION: framed in a simple black frame and off white mat.

THB REF: 2872143872


"El Asadi started painting in native Bagdad at the age of 7. and sold the entirety of his first one man show at the age of 10 to a well known Iraqi collector. He received a scholarship to study in Egypt, but could not attend due to the 2003 war. He moved with his family to Egypt in 2004 due to continuing political and sectarian strife, and continued his studies with Russian master painter Elena Alexander as well as Saudi professor Elham Jean. His work was represented by the Townhouse Gallery in Cairo.
In 2009, he moved to Jordan and studied with Iranian artist Fatima Bour Hatme, receiving his diploma from the Department of Islamic Art at the Institute of Fine Arts in Jordon in 2012. His work was exhibited in galleries in J, Egypt, Turkey, UAE and Jordan, where he was commissioned to work on a project with the calligrapher to the King of Jordan, for which he received a bronze medal.
El Asadi taught fine art and calligraphy for two years at the Institute Zein ek Sharaf in Amman, Jordan, and moved to New York in 2013 where he has been pursuing his studies at the Art Students League thanks to a scholarship."