Painter and printmaker Irene Scheinmann (née Irene Reuben-Karady) was born into a Jewish family in Baghdad, Iraq in 1933. She studied painting and printmaking in England and France, working at Atelier 63 in Paris, and with Julian Trevelyan at his Hammersmith studio in London. She is an elected member of Trace, the French printmaking association, and of the California Society of Printmakers, and founded the European artist's association Print Europe in 1991. In 1993 she was a member of the Ben Uri Arts Committee and in 1995 held a joint exhibition, 'Irene Scheinmann (paintings, prints and mixed media works), Dania Appel (sculptures)' at Ben Uri Gallery in London, showcasing her 'The New Wilderness' series of paintings and etchings, previously exhibited at the Karelian State Museum, Russia. Three etchings from this collection were subsequently presented to the Ben Uri Collection. Scheinmann has exhibited widely within the UK, as well as within continental Europe, the USA and the Far East. Her work as a printmaker and a painter is deeply inspired by landscapes.