Exhibition View.
Exhibition View.
Zulfa Sa’di (1905-1988). Jamal Al Din Al Afghani, c.1930; Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, c.1930; Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany, c.1930.
Zulfa Sa’di (1905-1988). Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, c.1930; Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany, c.1930.
Zulfa Sa’di (1905-1988). Jamal Al Din Al Afghani, c.1930; Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, c.1930.
Zulfa Sa’di (1905-1988). A Palestinian Cleric, c.1930; Poet Ahmad Shawqi, c.1930; A Palestinian Man, c.1930.
Exhibition View.
Exhibition View.
Nicola Saig (1863-1942). Untitled, undated (early 20th C). Album with oil on paper, 29 pages. Photographed copies.
Nicola Saig (1863-1942). Escape of the Holy Family to Egypt, c.1920; Untitled (after photograph of the surrender of Jerusalem to the British), c.1918; Untitled, undated (early 20th C).
Nicola Saig (1863-1942). Untitled (after photograph of the surrender of Jerusalem to the British), c.1918; Untitled, undated (early 20th C).
Dresses and textiles from the mid-nineteenth century onwards from Widad Kawar’s collection.
Exhibition View.
Exhibition View.
Exhibition View.
Exhibition View.
Exhibition View.
Exhibition View.
Exhibition View.
Exhibition View.
Exhibition View.
Exhibition View.
Nineteenth century paintings and prints by travelers from Dr. Hisham Khatib’s collection. Jerusalem.
Nineteenth century paintings and prints by travelers from Dr. Hisham Khatib’s collection.
Nineteenth century paintings and prints by travelers from Dr. Hisham Khatib’s collection.
Nineteenth century paintings and prints by travelers from Dr. Hisham Khatib’s collection. Cities from the coast and inland.
Cities from the coast and inland.
Cities from the coast and inland.
Cities from the coast and inland.
exhibition
The Pioneers
Paintings, prints, and textiles

7 March – 25 April 2017
Beit al Beiruti
Opening: 7 March 6:00 – 8:30pm

The Pioneers presents the works of pioneering Palestinian artists Zulfa Sa’di, Nicolas Saig and Khalil Halabi, together with a selection of textiles and dresses dating back to the mid-nineteenth century from Widad Kawar’s collection, and nineteenth century paintings and prints by travelers from Dr. Hisham Khatib’s collection, depicting the Palestinian cities of Jerusalem, Haifa, Akkah, Nablus, and Bethlehem during that era.

Saig stood out with his paintings dealing with religious, natural and historical scenes. He had his atelier in Jerusalem, where many studied and trained under his supervision. Khalil Halabi also lived in the city and depicted it in many of his works. Zulfa Sa’di arose as an artist who was granted an award for her oil paintings at the 1933 art exhibition in Jerusalem at the Palestine Pavilion of the First National Arab Art Fair.

Image: Zulfa Sa'di, Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, c.1930.

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