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Suleiman Mansour

Pioneering artist expressing Palestinian identity and struggle through visual arts.

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Date of Birth:

1947

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Birzeit, West Bank, Palestine

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Why Featured?

Suleiman Mansour is renowned for his unique artistic style that blends traditional Palestinian elements with modern artistic expressions. His work, which often features symbols like the olive tree and traditional Palestinian embroidery, has been instrumental in visually articulating the Palestinian identity and their historical struggles.

Mansour's art is not just a form of expression but a part of the Palestinian resistance, embodying the concepts of endurance and perseverance against adversity.

Brief bio

Suleiman Mansour is a distinguished Palestinian artist, internationally recognized for his contributions to Palestinian art. His works often depict key Palestinian symbols and narratives, making a significant impact both locally and internationally.
He has been a key figure in developing Palestinian art infrastructure, teaching, and directing art institutions.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • 1947: Born in Birzeit, West Bank, Palestine.

  • 1974: Created "Camel of Hardship," a significant piece symbolizing Palestinian endurance.

  • 1987: Co-founded New Visions during the first intifada, emphasizing art as a form of resistance.

  • 1994: Co-founded al-Wasiti Art Center in East Jerusalem.

  • 2004: Became a member of the Founding Board of Directors of the International Academy of Art Palestine.

  • Development of a unique art style using mud as a medium to depict Palestinian history and people...See More

  • Head of the League of Palestinian Artists from 1986 to 1990...See More

  • Pioneering role in the New Visions collective, which integrated art with political resistance...See More

  • Significant contributions to Palestinian art infrastructure through teaching and leading cultural institutions...See More

  • Publication of "Both Sides of Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Political Poster Art."

Date of Last Update: 
December 15, 2023

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