Tate   Shop Exhibitions Fahrelnissa Zeid

Skip to content
close
CLOSE
Tate
Zeid: Self Portrait  (custom print)
  • Close
    Select which type of print you would like...
    • Close
      Select which size of print you would like...
      • Close
        If you would like a frame/wrap make your selection...
          Please review your print and then add to basket.
          Change the room settings
          View print in larger size

          Artwork details

          Self Portrait, 1944
          Artist
          Fahrelnissa Zeid
          Product code
          fahzei007
          Artwork code
          Artist code
          22764
          Oil paint on canvas 60 x 50 cm Sema and Barbaros Çaga Collection © Raad bin Zeid Collection Photo: Hadiye Cangökçe

          Like many of her figurative paintings from the 1940s, Zeid’s Self Portrait 1944 is a combination of realism and expressionist techniques. The skin tones, proportions and background are naturalistic, but the exaggerated, commanding gaze gives the portrait a stylized feel.

          Note: image shown is our best representation of how your print will look. See more info on Custom Prints

          Artist details

          Fahrelnissa Zeid is best known for her densely filled abstract works, and stylised portraits in later life. She was born in Istanbul in 1901 into an elite family of statesmen and intellectuals and later married into the Hashemite royal family of Iraq. She became one of the first female modern painters in Turkey, joining the d group – an influential group of progressive Turkish avant-garde artists. Widely travelled, Zeid exhibited her work in London, Paris, Brussels, New York and Jordan.

          More by this artist

          You might also like

          Customer Service: +44 (0)20 7887 8869
          We accept Maestro, Visa, Mastercard, Delta and Solo
          Every purchase supports Tate