Suad Al-Attar was born in Iraq and now lives in London. She has degrees from California State University and Baghdad University as well as Post Graduate Diplomas from Wimbledon School of Art and London Central School of Art and Design. She has exhibitied in London, Los Angeles, Baghdad, Beirut, Paris, Kuwait and Washington, D.C. Her work can be found in public and private collections, including the British Museum in London, the Museum of Modern Art in Kuwait and the Indira Ghandi Private Collection. Suad Al-Attar was the recipient of a gold medal and the first prize at the International Biennial of Cairo in 1984 and in 1999 she received the Award of Excellence CIB for her paintings of Holland Park. UNICEF's New Year's cards featured her work in 1975 and 1993.