Samia A.Halaby
Born in Jerusalem in 1936

 Samia Halaby is a leading abstract painter and an influential scholar of Palestinian art. Although based in the United States since 1951, Halaby is recognised as a pioneer of contemporary abstraction in the Arab world.

Artworks

  • D2154 All the Women of the Ninth Wave, Ninth Wave of Killing, the Kafr Qasem Massacre of 1956 series 2012. Charcoal on paper, 30 x 44 ½ in, 76 x 113 cm

    Killed: - Abdallah Muhammad Sarsour (14 years old), Safa’s younger boy riding the truck with her
                 - Amina Qasem Taha (50 years old)
                 - Bakriyya Mahmoud Taha (14 years old)
                 - Fatma Dahoud Sarsour (30 years old)
                 - Fatma Mustafa Easa (18 years old)...

  • D2155 Implosion, Killing of the Women, Ninth Wave of Killing, the Kafr Qasem Massacre of 1956 series 2012. Charcoal on paper, 30 x 44 ½ in, 76 x 113 cm

    Killed: - Abdallah Muhammad Sarsour (14 years old), Safa’s younger boy riding the truck with her
                 - Amina Qasem Taha (50 years old)
                 - Bakriyya Mahmoud Taha (14 years old)
                 - Fatma Dahoud Sarsour (30 years old)
                 - Fatma Mustafa Easa (18 years old)...

  • D2155 Implosion, Killing of the Women, Ninth Wave of Killing, the Kafr Qasem Massacre of 1956 series 2012. Charcoal on paper, 30 x 44 ½ in, 76 x 113 cm

    Killed: - Abdallah Muhammad Sarsour (14 years old), Safa’s younger boy riding the truck with her
                 - Amina Qasem Taha (50 years old)
                 - Bakriyya Mahmoud Taha (14 years old)
                 - Fatma Dahoud Sarsour (30 years old)
                 - Fatma Mustafa Easa (18 years old)...

  • D2153 Yousef and Mahmoud Sarsour, Eighth Wave of Killing, the Kafr Qasem Massacre of 1956 series 2012. Color pencil on paper, 22 x 30 in, 56 x 76 cm

    Killed: - Mahmoud Khader Sarsour (27 years old)
                 - Yousef Muhammad Sarsour (52 years old)

    Drawing number D2153
    Mahmoud and his uncle Yousef Sarsour were returning home in a truck loaded with cement blocks. They were unaware of the curfew but knew well the...

  • D2151 Abu Ayyoub and Abu Fareed, the Seventh Wave of Killing, the Kafr Qasem Massacre of 1956 series 2012. Conté crayon on paper, 22 x 30 in, 56 x 75 cm

    Drawing number D2151
    When Israeli soldiers showered bullets on the workers of the Seventh Wave, many fell to the ground desperately seeking shelter. Some tried to hide under the truck itself. Abu Ayyoub managed to squeeze his young body over the spare wheel under the truck. He told of how in due time...

  • D2152 The Yellow Truck of Ata Sarsour, Seventh Wave of killing, the Kafr Qasem massacre of 1956 series 2012. Conté Crayon, 38 x 50 in, 96.5 x 127 cm

    Killed: - Abed Saleem Freij (16 years old)
                 - Abdal-Raheem Muhammad Bdier (25 years old)
                 - Ahmad Muhammad Amer (17 years old)
                 - Ata Yacoub Sarsour (26 years old)
                 - Jamal Saleem Taha (11 years old)
                 - Jum’a Muhammad Sarsour (17 years old...

  • copy (DG) Printing, 55.9x76.2cm,2012

    Killed: - Abdallah Abdal-Ghafer Bdier (16 years old)
                  - Abed Saleem Easa (29 years old)
                  - Ali Nimer Freij (17 years old)
                  - Mahmoud Abdal-Razeq Sarsour (16 years old)
                  - Saleem Ahmad Bdier (51 years old)
                  - Saleh Muhammad Amer (40...

  • D2149 The Martyrdom of Mahmoud Rayyan, Fifth Wave of Killing, the Kafr Qasem Massacre of 1956 series 2012. Color pencil on paper, 22 x 30 in, 56 x 76 cm

    Killed: Mahmoud Abdal-Ghafer Rayyan (35 years old)
    Escaped: - Mustafa Umar Odeh
                      - Mustafa Abdal-Qader Sarsour known as Abu Thiyab
                      - Jum’a Rasheed Bdier
                      - Saleh Ahmad Sarsour
                      - Mustafa Abdal-Qader Sarsour

    ...
  • D2148 Old Man Abu Mousa, Fourth Wave of Killing, the Kafr Qasem Massacre of 1956 series 2012. Conté crayon on paper, 30 x 44 ½ in, 76 x 113 cm

    Drawing number D2148
    A jeep full of Israeli soldiers was chasing the truck of the Fourth Wave. Suddenly, just after Saleh Amer, who had tried to get onto the moving truck was shot dead, old man Abu Mousa ran into the path of the jeep yelling, “Where are my sons? Where are my sons?” By doing so he had...

  • D2147 The Martyrdom of Saleh Amer, Fourth Wave of Killing, the Kafr Qasem Massacre of 1956 series 2012. Conté crayon on paper, 30 x 44 ½ in, 76 x 113 cm

    Killed: - Saleh Mahmoud Amer (40 years old)
    Escaped:
    The truck driver, Abdallah Easa, and 26 passengers among them:
       - Muhammad Khamees Amer known as Abu Butros, and
       - Mohamed Dahoud Rabi known as Abu Sameeh,

    Drawing number D2147
    The...

  • D2150 Escape of the Youth, Sixth Wave of Killing, the Kafr Qasem Massacre of 1956 series 2012. Conté crayon on paper, 30 x 44 ½ in, 76 x 113 cm

    Drawing number D2146
    Uthman Easa, having heard of the curfew, went out to bring back his 12 year old son, Fathi, who was pasturing a herd of black goats. On the way back, soldiers attacked them. Uthman was driving the large herd from the rear when suddenly the goats reversed direction and stampeded...

  • D2145 Death of The Shepherd Boy Fathi, Third Wave of Killing, the Kafr Qasem Massacre of 1956 series 2012. Pastel on paper, 22 x 30 in, 56 x 76 cm

    Killed: - Fathi Uthman Easa (12 years old)
                 - Uthman Abed Hamad Easa (34 years old), Fathi’s father

    Drawing number D2145
    The 12 year old shepherd boy Fathi Easa was leading his family’s herd of black goats home after pasture while his father, Uthman, was...

  • D2144 The Martyrdom of Ghazi and Abu Samaha, Second Wave of Killing, the Kafr Qasem Massacre of 1956 series 2012. Color pencil on paper, 18 78/ x 26 in, 48 x 66 cm

    Killed: - Muhammad Abdal-Rahman Asi known as Abu Samaha (50 years old)
                 - Ghazi Mahmoud Darweesh Easa (20 years old)
    Wounded: - Isma'eel Mahmoud Bdier
    Escaped:
                     - Mahmoud Rasheed Bdier (14 years old),
                     - Muhammad Abdal-...

  • D2143 The Escape of Abdallah, First Wave of Killing, the Kafr Qasem Massacre of 1956 series 2012. Color pencil on paper, 22 x 30 in, 56 x 76 cm

    Escape: - Abdallah Bdier

    Drawing number D2143
    Abdallah Bdier was shot at when bicycling home after work with his brother and two comrades in the First Wave of killing at the western entrance to the village. He immediately fell to the ground and pretended to be...

  • D2142 Four Quary Workers, first Wave of Killing on the Western Road, The Kafr Qasem Massacre of 1956 series 2012. Color pencil on paper, 22 x 30 in, 56 x 76 cm

    Killed: - Ahmad Muhammad Freij (35 years old)
                 - Ali Uthman Taha (30 years old).
    Wounded:
               - Mahmoud Ahmad Freij
    Escaped:
               - Abdallah Ismeer Bdier,

    Drawing number D2142
    Five minutes...

  • D2141 Killing in the Northern Fields, the Kafr Qasem Massacre of 1956 series 2012. Conté crayon on paper, 30 x 44 ½ in, 76 x 113 cm

    Killed: - Abdallah Ahmad Easa (15 years old)
                 - Abed Muhammad Easa (nine years old)
                 - Ibraheem Abdal-Hadi Easa (35 years old).
    Escaped:
               - Sami Mahmoud Mustafa

    Drawing number D2141
    In the northern fields...

  • Infiltrate, 2016, acrylic on jute, 193 x 2.79 cm

    In the second part of the exhibition, the artist will present three recently completed acrylic paintings of her project Illuminated Space: Between Birzeit and Ramallah, To Return: Infiltrate, and Mondrian Boogie Woogie.  critic Maymana Farahat sheds light on the Artist’s recent paintings & reviews them within broader...

  • 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 190.50X264.2cm


    In the second part of the exhibition, the artist will present three recently completed acrylic paintings of her project Illuminated Space: Between Birzeit and Ramallah, To Return: Infiltrate, and Mondrian Boogie Woogie.  critic Maymana Farahat sheds light on the Artist’s recent paintings & reviews them within...

  • 2015, 153x203 cm, Acrylic on canvas.


    In the second part of the exhibition, the artist will present three recently completed acrylic paintings of her project Illuminated Space: Between Birzeit and Ramallah, To Return: Infiltrate, and Mondrian Boogie Woogie.  critic Maymana Farahat sheds light on the Artist’s recent paintings & reviews them within...