Born in 1947 in Birzeit, Sliman Mansour studied fine art at the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem. Mansour is known for his 1973 work Camel of Hardship depicting an old porter carrying Jerusalem on his back. Mansour has tailored his comprehensive portfolio around the Palestinian struggle, portraying peasants and women in traditional dress in his early work. During the First Intifada against Israeli occupation (1987–93), Mansour and other artists in the New Vision art movement, which began in 1987, boycotted Israeli supplies. Instead, Mansour used local materials like mud and henna in his work.
Mansour draws inspiration from the subject of the olive tree and has focused on the theme of land since 1970. His recent work is centered on the individual figure to convey the different states of exhaustion, anticipation, or loss, resulting from his experience of living under the occupation.
He has held solo exhibitions in Gaza and Ramallah; New York; Sharjah; Cairo; and Stavanger, Norway. His group exhibitions include the Museum of Oriental Art (Moscow, Russia, 1980); Palestinian Spring, Al-Hakawati Theatre (Jerusalem, 1985); New Visions, Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts (Amman, 1991); Made in Palestine, Station Museum of Contemporary Art (Houston, TX, US, 2003); and Contemporary Graphic Art in the Arab World, Nabad Gallery (Amman, 2010). In 1998 he received the Palestine Prize for the Visual Arts at the Cairo Biennial.
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