Fahrelnissa Zeid 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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Fahrelnissa Zeid
Istanbul, 1901
Turkey

Current Exhibitions

Fahrelnissa Zeid Solo Show

Kunsthalle Berlin

20 Oct — 25 Mar
The Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in cooperation with Tate Modern, presents the first retrospective ever dedicate to Fahrelnissa Zeid, one of Turkey’s most important modernists. Main centre of the exhibition is the collection...

Past Exhibitions

Fahrelnissa Zeid Solo Show

Tate Modern
22/06/2017 — 08/10/2017

Colors

Castello di Rivoli
14/03/2017 — 23/07/2017

Artists in Their Time

Istanbul Museum
27/07/2015 — 04/01/2016

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Istanbul Country of birth: Turkey Date of birth: 1901 Lives in: d. 1991