Hassan MASSOUDY was born in 1944 in Najaf, Iraq. In 1961 he left for Baghdad and started working as an apprentice for various calligraphers.
He eventually left Iraq for France in 1969. He got to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Paris.
His creations are a subtle mix of present and past, oriental and occidental art, tradition and modernity. He perpetuates tradition while braking from it. Over the years he has purified and simplified the lines of his drawing. The words and phrases he draws come from poets and writers from all over the world or sometimes simply from popular wisdom. All his work is strongly inspired by a humanistic interest.