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BP Portrait Award 2004 - Exhibitor 4

Fourth Prize


by Sara Shamma
Oil on canvas
© the artist

Sara Shamma (b.1975) is a Syrian artist living and working in Damascus. She is a graduate of the Adham Ismail fine arts institute and Damascus University where she studied fine art. She has exhibited and won awards in Syria as well as contributing to group shows in Europe, Canada and the Middle East. Her short-listed portrait is one of an ongoing series of self-portraits

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