“A Child Of Iraq”

Original Oil Painting

Oil On Canvas 

70cm x 100cm (77cm x 107cm including frame)

Created 2021

I remember seeing a famous front cover of a Time Magazine. It was showing a photo of Saddam Hussein after he had just been captured by the US Military with the headline “We Got Him”.
Since that day the bombings and sanctions continued with an estimated 500,000 children dying. I wanted to show the children of Iraq as the real victims of the war so I painted an Iraqi boy and kept the headline “We Got Him!” As with all wars it is the woman and children who suffer the most whilst the powers that be focus on money, oil and power.

“A Child Of Iraq” was mentioned by important publication The Art Newspaper in 2023 whilst it was on display at The Amnesty International Organised Exhibition “A Canvas of Courage” in London.

“A Child Of Iraq” is also available as a signed limited edition print, please see the “War and Conflict” series on the limited edition print section of the website.

This painting is framed in a bespoke wooden frame, is ready to hang and will come with a signed Certificate Of Authenticity. 

The painting will be professionally packaged, tracked and insured during delivery and delivery is free.

If you have any questions about this artwork please contact James on 0044 7551616352 or by email james@jamesearleyartist.com

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