“The gesso burlap and acrylic glazing techniques provided an excellent method for my bust. This opportunity allowed me to continue the 2007 conversation I had with (then Senator) Obama’s aides about developing an Office for Secretary of the Arts.”
Najjar Abdul-Musawwir has exhibited throughout the US, Africa, Asia and Europe. He is a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
When not creating, he works with disengaged youth helping to discover their creative voices. His unique eye and canvas manifestations earned a coveted artist-in-residence with the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Arts.
ARTWORK © NAJJAR ABDUL-MUSAWWIR