Fahrelnissa Zeid


Fahrelnissa Zeid, ‘Untitled’ c.1950s
Untitled c.1950s
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Fahrelnissa Zeid (Arabic: الأميرة فخر النساء زيد‎) Fakhr un-nisa or Fahr-El-Nissa (7 January 1901 – 5 September 1991) was a Turkish artist best known for her large-scale abstract paintings. Although predominantly a painter, she also made drawings, lithographs, and sculptures. Her work blended elements of Islamic and Byzantine art with abstraction and other influences from the West.

She married into the Hashemite royal family of Iraq. She was the mother of Prince Ra'ad bin Zeid and the grandmother of Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad.

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