Jafar Islah - Kuwait

1946 Born in Kuwait.

1965 Cranbrook School . Michigan.

1966/70 B.A University of California at Berkeley. Studied With R.B Kitaj Jerry Ballaine and Jim Michert.

Avisiting student at Royal Academy of Fine Arts,1971 Copenhagen,Denmark. 1972 Returned to Kuwait as an art director for Y.A Alghanim and Sons WLL. 1973 One-man exhibition at Al-Dar. Left Kuwait for Europe.and visited Rome 1976 SOLO exhibition in Paris, Gallery Herve Odermat.

Met SWAMI MUKTANANDA PARAMAHAMSA in Paris in the month of October. Art council exhibition, One -man Show at Al - Dhahiya Gallery, Kuwait. 1978 Published the photo album "Many are in one One is in many ".

Curator and participating Artist-Cairo Biennale -Egypt.

2nd Prize in Painting, lst Cairo Biennale.

A Monograph on the Artist was edited by FRANCO MARIA RICCI,Milan. 1985 The. Wall of Peace,a-3-ton marble sculpture on the sea front.Kuwait First Prize -Safat Square Mural Competition Kuwait

1988 Participated in the international contemporary art exhibition and conference in Del-PHI-Greece. Executed several large murals woven in wool (200sq.m) commissioned by the Arab fund for Econom is andSocial Development for the multipurpose hall of the new headquarters. Designed several commemorative stamps.

1991 KUWAIT'S LIBERATION set (42 stamps). KUWAIT THANKS THE WORLD. One-man exhibition at the Egyptian Academy in Rome.

Kuwait sculpture on the sea front near the Kuwait towers , donated by Alahli bank.

1992 One -man exhibition in Florence-Italy in Sala d'armi Palazzo vecchio.

1993 Inaugurated the Sculpture (Seven tulips) in Piazza Cesare Beccaria,Florence.

1994 Inauguration of sculpture "NOTHING IS LIKE FREEDOM " British Embassy.Kuwait. 1995 Exhibition of contemporary art of the Nonaligned countries-Jakarta. 1997 Group exhibition at Museum Rudana - Bali, Indonesia

2000 Retrospective exhibition at M. M. Khalil Museum, Cairo

2005 "Florence" Photography exhibition at Boushahri Gallery, Kuwait