Jaber Alwan is an Italian artist and painter of Iraqi descent.
Born in Babylon, Iraq, in 1948, Alwan graduated from the Institute of Fine Art in Baghdad in 1970. In 1972 he arrived in Rome and started painting in the famous Piazza Navona.
In 1975 he gained a diploma degree in Sculpture from the Rome Academy of Fine Art. Ten years later the Municipality of Rome awarded him the prize of Best Artist, the first foreigner to receive this prize.
He has works on permanent display in the Museums of Modern Art of Baghdad, Damascus, Qatar and Kuwait, the Opera House of Culture in Cairo, also at the Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, the Dei Diameni Palace, Ferrara, and the Academy Museum, Ravenna; and has private collections in many cities in Europe, Russia, Japan and Chile.
Alwan lives in Rome, Italy.