Born in Homs in 1944, Abdullah Murad graduated from the Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University; in 1970. In 1974, he won an award from the Spanish Cultural Centre in Damascus. He held solo exhibitions in many galleries in Damascus, Homs, and Beirut. He also participated in group exhibitions in Damascus, Aleppo, Doha, Istanbul, London, Tunis, and Sharjah. Murad follows the abstract tradition and focuses on the visual structure of paintings. In some of his paintings, he mixes colour with glued elements. Murad relinquishes realism for a rich visual and colour language, directed at the audience’s inner worlds.