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Sophie Halaby in Jerusalem
An Artist’s Life

Laura S. Schor

Hardcover $80.00s    |    978-0-8156-3653-3    |    2019

Paper $34.95    |    978-0-8156-1112-7    |    2019

ebook 978-0-8156-5484-1

"Schor’s skillful and painterly approach to Sophie Halaby’s life, work and city gives insight into the remarkable character of a Arab-Russian woman . . . and into her cosmopolitan city of Jerusalem, sketching for us memories of a place that we can barely perceive through the dismal haze of the Israeli-Arab conflict. Like Sophie Halaby’s paintings and work, Schor’s book outlines the wispy contours of a world full of potential where the salons of Paris were just a steamer ticket away for an aspiring Arab woman artist, but one that is constricted by war, colonialism, nationalism, and expropriation over the course of the twentieth century."—Leila Hudson, associate professor, University of Arizona

"A rich, nuanced, and sensitive treatment of this brilliant but often neglected painter. The work is especially valuable for its investigation of Halaby’s formative years as a Russo-Palestinian artist growing up in Kiev and Mandate Palestine."—Salim Tamari, professor of sociology, Birzeit University, and research associate, Institute for Palestine Studies

  Sophie Halaby in Jerusalem

  Laura S. Schor is professor of history at Hunter College and The City University of New York Graduate Center. She is the author of several books, including The Best School in Jerusalem: Annie Landau’s School for Girls, 1900–1960.

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7 x 10, 272 pages, 21 color and 11 black-and-white illustrations, 2 maps, notes, bibliography, index

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