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.

Fahrelnissa Zeid
Istanbul, 1901

Past Exhibitions

Fahrelnissa Zeid Solo Show

Tate Modern
22/06/2017 — 08/10/2017


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

Fahrelnissa Zeid Solo Show

Kunsthalle Berlin
20/10/2017 — 25/03/2018

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