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Decorate Your Home with Islamic Art
Prints from Original Artwork of Highly Acclaimed American Muslim Artist
Abdul Badi Abdul-Musawwir
Abdul Badi Abdul-Musawwir was born in the urban wilderness of North America Cleveland, Ohio in 1949. He received a scholarship from the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1956 at the age of seven. In the 60s, he studied with eminent African American artist, Nelson Stevens, at Karamu House in Cleveland. Throughout grade school, he won several first place awards for a variety of art contests, resulting as a scholarship student to study fine art at Kent State University, Boston University, and Mass College of Art.
In addition, he was also commissioned by the city of Boston in 1970 and 1971 to produce 2 large wall murals – one in South End and the other in the Mission Hill area of Roxbury, one being the largest mural in the New England area at that time. In the 70s, he left school and the art world and went on a spiritual journey to India. On his return, his career focus changed to spiritual based human services – working for more than 25 years as a counselor in drug programs, halfway houses, and eventually as Imam in a maximum security prison. In the late 90s, he traveled to United Arab Emirates as was inspired to come back to his artistic roots that resulted in studying with master Arabic calligrapher, Al Nada Al-Dori in Sharjah, UAE. More recently he taught art in community based programs and worked as art director and instructor for the Boston area Islamic school systems. He is also the founder and current director of UMAA – United Muslim Artists Alliance and has taken part in numerous collective and individual shows from Boston to Dubai. He proudly embraced Islam in 1968.
Left Pic: Allaah wa Rasool (print on canvas), Middle Pic: Ascensions of the Believers (mixed media on paper), Right Pic: The Azan (pen on paper)
Left Pic: Tawaaf (acrylic paint on paper), 2nd Pic: Untitled (print), 3rd Pic: Reflection in Egypt (pen on paper), Right Pic: Time to Plug-in (acrylic on paper)
Left Pic: Kulu Man alaiha Fan (acrylic on paper), Right Pic: Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), a mercy for all the worlds (print on paper)
Left Pic: Impressions of a Mosque in Dubai (print on paper), Right Pic: Alaah (acrylic paint on canvas)
(United Muslim Artists Alliance)