Dia al-AzzawiPersonality of the Week
Dia al-Azzawi was born in 1939 in al-Fadhil, Baghdad, Iraq. He earned a BA in Archaeology from the University of Baghdad in 1962, and later a Diploma in Fine Art from the Institute of Fine Art, Baghdad in 1964. Following Saddam Hussein’s ascension to power in 1976, he immigrated to London where, as a pioneer of modern Arab art, he continued his career as a painter and sculptor, while also working as an editor and curator, culminating in a major retrospective at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford in 2022-23.
Ivan Walter Adler
Adler was born in what is now the Czech Republic in 1914 and graduated in law from the University of Prague. He moved to England in 1954, where he established himself as an industrialist, painting and breeding pedigree cattle in his spare time. His first love was art, which is his legacy.