Sliman Mansour

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Salma, a poster by Sliman Mansour depicting Palestinian traditional costume (1988)

Sliman Mansour (Arabic: سليمان منصور, born 1947), is a Palestinian painter, considered[according to whom?] an important figure among contemporary Palestinian artists.[citation needed] Mansour is considered an artist of the intifada whose work gave visual expression to the cultural concept of sumud.[1] Palestinian artist and scholar Samia Halaby has identified Mansour as part of the Liberation Art Movement and cites his important work as an artist and cultural practitioner before and after the Intifada.[2] During the Intifada, Mansour was part of the "New Visions" group of Palestinian artists that included Tayseer Barakat, Vera Tamari, and Nabil Anani. This collective turned to earthworks and mixed media and assemblage using materials derived from the Palestinian environment in order to boycott Israeli art supplies in protest of the ongoing occupation.[3] In 1988 he made a series of four paintings on destroyed Palestinian villages, the four villages being Yibna, Yalo, Imwas and Bayt Dajan.[4]

He is a co-author of Both Sides of Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Political Poster Art, published in 1998 by the Contemporary Art Museum with University of Washington Press.[5]

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Camel of Heavy Burdens - First Printing, 1975


  • Ankori, Gannit (2006), Palestinian Art, Reaktion Books, ISBN 1-86189-259-4
  • de Vet, Annelys (2007), Subjective Atlas of Palestine, 010 Publishers
  • Harithas, James (2002), Made in Palestine, Ineri Publishing, ISBN 0-9659458-1-2
  • Mitwasi, Faten Nastas (2008), Sliman Mansour, Michael Imhof Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, ISBN 978-3-86568-370-0
  • Visit Palestine: A Voyage Through Contemporary Art, Four Walls Gallery, 2005
  • Sliman Mansour, monograph published in 2011 by Palestinian Art Court-Al Hoash, Jerusalem, with essays by Bashir Makhoul, Nicola Gray and Tina Sherwell ISBN 978-9950-352-01-8


  1. ^ Ankori, 2006, p. 74.
  2. ^ "On "Liberation Art" and Revolutionary Aesthetics: An Interview with Samia Halaby," Jadaliyya, 2012, [1], retrieved January 28, 2014
  3. ^ Maymanah Farhat, Between Exits: Paintings by Hani Zurob, Jadaliyya, 2013, [2], retrieved January 28, 2014
  4. ^ Ankori, 2006, p. 82.
  5. ^ "Sliman Mansour".

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