Amar Dawod (b. 1957, Baghdad) studied at the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad, receiving a diploma in graphic art in 1979. Many years later he travelled to Łódź, Poland, to study graphic art at the Art Academy, where he received an MA in the subject in 1987. In 1991, he studied animation at the Animations House in Eksjö. Dawod has held solo exhibitions in Sweden, Poland and Jordan including Gallery Linjen, Västervik; Falun City Library, Falun; Art Academy, Łódź; and Karim Gallery, Amman. He has participated in numerous international group exhibitions including Graphics Triennial 11, Kraków, 1986; Relief, Plan, Images, Centre de la Gravure et de L'image imprimee, La Louviere, 1994; A propos de 'La Resurrection' de Piero della Francesca, Musee du Petit format, Sansepolcro, Tuscany and Viroinval, 2003; Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas, 2005–2008 ; Contemporary Iraqi Art, Pomegranate Gallery, New York, 2007; and Art in Iraq Today, Meem Gallery, 2011. His awards include Mention Honorifique, Krakow, 1984; Mention Honorifique, Kraków, 1986; and Graphics Triennial Award, Fredrikstad, 1989. He lives in Västervik, Sweden.