Ismail Kalloub

An Old Love Story, 100 x 100 cm, Oil on Canvas, 2014.

An Old Love Story, 70 x 100 cm, Oil on Canvas, 2014.


An Old Love Story

Ismail Kloub was greatly affected by the death of his horse when he was only six years old. Upon this tragedy, he remembers his grandfathers comforting words about how horses, unlike humans, have an intuitive ability to choose the time, place and manner of their death.

Here, Kloub depicts the enchantment of a horse, illustrating the way in which a warrior’s horse reflects the positive aspects of their character- strength, endurance and loyalty.

Ismail Kalloub

Born in Jabaliya Refugee Camp, Gaza in 1978, Ismail Kalloub obtained his BA in Art Education from Al Aqsa University in 2001. He is a member of the Federation for Palestinian Fine Artists and currently teaches art at the Ministry of Education.

Ismail has worked on various murals throughout Gaza- particularly illustrative murals for children.

Notable Exhibitions:

  • First Festival for Contemporary Art, Gaza (2011).
  • ‘Insights’, Ministry of Education, Gaza (2007).
  • Horizons, YMCA, Gaza (2004).

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