Fatma Shanan, "Self-Portrait on Parquet" (2019). Courtesy of the artist and Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin; Photo: Jens Ziehe

Meet the Israeli Druze Artist Taking the Art World by Storm

Galleries in Berlin and New York are enamored by the work of Fatma Shanan, a 33-year-old painter from a Druze village in northern Israel who wants to transcend identity politics and reclaim the female form

Fatma Shanan is a woman of many contradictions. The 33-year-old Israeli Druze artist draws her inspiration from the aesthetics and traditions of her minority group’s culture, but does not wish to be recognized...

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