Celebrating Naziha Salim
1927–15 February 2008) was an Iraqi artist, educator and author, described by the country's president
Not a great deal of scholarly attention has been given to the cultural and artistic lives of female artists.
In the case of Naziha Salim, her story has been eclipsed by that of her famous older brother, Jawad Salim.
Naziha Salim was born in 1927 in Istanbul to Iraqi parents, who were originally from Mosul.
Naziha Salim was born into a family of Iraqi artists living in Turkey. Her father, Hajji Mohammed Salim (1883-1941) was a painter, while her mother was also an artist and a skilled embroiderer.
The artist, Abdul Qadir Al Rassam, the first Iraqi to paint in the European style, was an older relative (possibly her father's cousin).
Naziha Salim older brothers were also talented artists,