'Samia Halaby: Five Decades of Painting and Innovation' offers an unprecedented look at one of the world's leading abstract painters. Born in Jerusalem in 1936, Halaby now lives and works in New York. Spanning more than five decades of the Palestinian artist's illustrious career, from her early student days in the 1960s to her most recent series in 2013, the book contains nearly 450 color reproductions, presenting her expansive oeuvre through paintings, prints, and drawings.
A major international artist, Samia Halaby has taught at the Yale School of Art and other institutions. Halaby's work is in the collections of numerous major museums worldwide and has been included in solo and group exhi-bitions from Tokyo to Little Rock to Beirut and Damascus. Maymanah Farhat is a New York-based art historian who has written widely on modern and contemporary art of the Arab world and its diaspora.