Fahrelnissa Zeid

If you find yourself in London between now and October, I’d say it’d be worth a trip to the Tate to explore artist Fahrelnissa Zeid and her work.

Born into an elite Ottoman family, and then later marrying into the Hashemite royal family of Iraq, she lived quite the life. Best known for her large-scale abstract paintings, but also drawings, lithographs and scultptures. Zeid’s art blended the Middle East and West, and reflected her life which took her around the world from Istanbul to Paris, Iraq to Berlin and from Painter to Princess.

Ahead of a visit, have a look at this short documentary from Tate, giving a little insight in to to the lady herself.

Fahrelnissa Zeid is running from now until 8th October at Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

You can book tickets HERE

By Danny