Mohammad Saleh Khalil was born in 1960 in Al-Zarqa, Jordan, to parents originally from Al-Walaja village near Bethlehem. He was raised in Damascus. In 1988, he received his MFA in Germany where he specialized in painting, etching, engraving, and printing techniques.
Khalil was able to return to his homeland for the first time in 1996, following the Oslo process. He settled in Ramallah, where he established his own studio. He founded the Young Artists Forum, where he teaches art to talented children and teenagers. He also heads the Fine Arts Program at the Palestinian Ministry of Culture.
Khalil borrows the themes of his paintings from daily incidents that occur in Palestine and other Arab countries. Inspired by German expressionism, he paints with wide brushstrokes and takes great care in the selection of colors and color distribution. Khalil’s work has been shown in several art exhibitions in and outside of Palestine, and he has participated in most of the exhibits of the General Federation of Palestinian Artists. Khalil has won many awards, notably the Jury Prize at the Biennale of Alexandria in 2000.
The following conditions of sale describe the relationship between the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA and the buyers, prospective buyers, and bidders for the Keyword: Palestine II Art Exhibition and Auction which will begin on March 2nd, 2020, and end on December 31st, 2020. By using this website to buy, bid, or inquire about any artwork, you agree to be bound by these conditions.
When you place a bid on any artwork, you are accepting personal liability for the purchase price, any applicable taxes, any and all shipping and packing costs, and all other applicable charges. Any artwork bought by residents of the District of Columbia will be subjected to a 6% sales tax on the market value of the artwork. All U.S. resident buyers can claim tax deductions on amounts that exceed the market value of the artwork. Market value of artwork is their starting value.
Bid winners can pick up the artwork they bought from the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA or have the Institute arrange for shipment, however, reiterating, that the buyer is responsible for all packing and shipment costs.
There will be ten (10) bidding cycles. Each cycle will close on the last day of the month at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (USA) at which time the highest bidder for the art will be notified of their winning bid.
Please note that all bids are final once submitted and may not be cancelled or modified by you, except with our express written consent under circumstances that we consider appropriate at our sole discretion. Please also note that all sales are final.