Ismail Fatah Al-Turk



Age: 69


Summary: Iraqi abstract artist considered a leader in the country's modern art renaissance who is best known for his turquoise Martyr's Monument, a giant sculpture of two halves of an egg that surround a twisted Iraqi flag that symbolized allowing anguished souls of the dead to soar free, whose devotion to his art and lack of political affiliation was said to have saved him from the wrath of Saddam Hussein.



Cause of Death: Cancer


Born: 1934


Died: July 21, 2004


Location: Baghdad, Iraq