The Source

The Source

Sabah Al Dhaher

Sabah Al-Dhaher was born in Nasriyah, Iraq. At the age of fifteen, he was accepted to The Fine Arts Institute-Basra in Iraq, where he lived and received his training in classical art, graduating in 1989. Soon after, he became a political prisoner of Saddam Hussein. After fleeing Iraq, Sabah spent two and a half years living in a tent in the desert of Saudi Arabia as a refugee until he came to the United States.

Sabah has been creating and exhibiting his work throughout the Northwest since he found his way here in 1993. He currently teaches stone carving at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and at the international Northwest Stone Sculptors Association annual symposium since 1998. In his paintings he uses oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink, but he is most famous for is using coffee as a medium in his paintings.