Amar Dawood is an Iraqi painter, sculptor, and graphic artist residing in Sweden. He holds degrees from the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad (1977,) Kostakademin in Poland (1987,) and Animations Hus in Sweden (1991). He has exhibited work throughout Europe and in the United States.
Polish professor Ryszard Hunger said of Dawood: "Striving towards universalization is typical theme of Amar Dawood’s art. This doesn’t mean conventional cosmopolitanism ... the creation of a universal language, not blocked by the tradition of one Nation, has become the basic message.
"While observing the works of Amar Dawood, we are not only reminded of the creativity of Kafka, but also of the whole world of suggestion, which has brought with it illusion, symbols, metamorphosis, the feeling not existing, restraint, unease and alienation… The world of this art is hard to comprehend: we receive it through its atmosphere."