The Easel

The fusion paintings of Fahrelnissa Zeid

Zeid’s life is every bit as exotic as her art. Born into the elite of Turkish society, family wealth enabled an art education at home and in Europe. Her increasingly abstract style fused the modernist ideas sweeping through Paris and London with the Bysantine and Islamic influences of her region. And, as with many other female artists, her efforts were quickly forgotten. An interesting video (3 min) is here.