Suleiman Mansour is a Palestinian painter and important figure among contemporary Palestinian artists. Part of the Liberation Art Movement, he is considered an artist of the intifada whose work gave visual expression to the cultural concept of ‘sumud‘ or ‘steadfastness’.  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, mixed media and assemblage using materials derived from the Palestinian environment in order to boycott Israeli art supplies in protest of the ongoing occupation. In 1988, he made a series of four paintings on destroyed Palestinian villages – Yibna, Imwas and Bayt Dajan. He is co-author of Both Sides of Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Political Poster Art, published in 1998 by the Contemporary Art Museum with the University of Washington Press.

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