Gaza's "youngest artist" paints for Palestine

Published May 1st, 2016 - 10:42 GMT
Muhammed Qireia looks forward to success, in spite of Gaza's war and deprivation (Facebook / Khaberni)
Muhammed Qireia looks forward to success, in spite of Gaza's war and deprivation (Facebook / Khaberni)

A 15-year-old Gazan is attracting attention across the Arab world, thanks to his incredible talent for painting.

Muhammed Qireia, from Al Shaja’ia in Gaza, first started showing his talents for painting at 5 years old, news website Khaberni reported. He’s always had a strong ambition to be an artist, he says, and has exhibited his work in several galleries.

Muhammed says he old brother encouraged him to draw and supported him in his learning, as there is no art school in Gaza. His biggest inspiration, he says, is Gazan artist Fathi Ghaben, and he’s skilled in oil painting, drawing and a wide range of other kinds of art, all of which he’s careful to create into world-class professional quality painting.

Jordan has also been a huge support for Muhammed, which he says is like a second home to him.


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