Jumana El Husseini

(b. 1932) Born in 1932 in Jerusalem, Jumana is a Palestinian painter and sculptor living in Paris. She has won many medals and has an extensive international exhibition record. She studied painting, sculpture and ceramics in Beirut and Paris. Noted for figurative paintings of Palestinian women and geometric houses in Jerusalem and Jericho, her style evolved from realistic to geometric and, since 1987, to abstract, with wavelike overpainted drawings evoking Arabic calligraphy.