Khairat al-Saleh

Country: Syria

Title:  The Creation II

Medium: Gouache, gold leaf &
              gold ink on paper

Size: 46 x 70 cm

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Born in Jerusalem of Syrian parents, she received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Cairo University in Egypt and a master's degree in English drama and poetry from the University of Wales. Al-Saleh is a poet, editor, and translator.

In addition to her literary pursuits, she began to devote her time to painting, printmaking, and ceramics. She has made detailed studies of Arabic manuscripts and ceramics at the British Museum in London. She now lives and works in England and her artwork is found in several public and private collections throughout the Arab world.

Her selected solo exhibitions: Shuruq Book Shop, Arab Women Council, London, 1985; Chelsea Old Town Hall Gallery, London, 1992; Shaftesbury Art Center, Richmond, England, 1992; Royal Worcester Gallery (Rosenthal Art Gallery), Jedda, Saudi Arabia, 1993.
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