Kuwait (Kanso series)

Kuwait is a group of approximately 40 paintings made by Nabil Kanso in 1990–91 on the Gulf War and Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. The works in the series were first exhibited in Kuwait[1] in March – April 1992 at the Free Atelier Art Center[2][3] and traveled in June to Caracas for a special exhibit at the Palacio de Gobierno in honor of the Emir of Kuwait’s visit to Venezuela.[4][5] Then, the exhibition proceeded to Geneva and was held at the Red Cross Museum in July – August 1992.[6][7]


  1. ^ Huwaidi, Sayed: Kanso Declares War on War, Al-Watan, April 23, 1992, text
  2. ^ Hamza, Magda: Expressions on the Scars of Iraq’s Invasion of Kuwait, Sawt Al-Kuwait, April 23, 1992, MH tr.text
  3. ^ Hilmi, Mufida: Screams in Brushes and Oils Project the Invasion of Kuwait, Al-Siyasa, April 4, 1992, MH
  4. ^ El Universal: Kanso Kuwait Exhibition: Commitment for Peace, June 5, 1992, Caracas tr. text
  5. ^ Tavio, Arnoldo, El Globo, Kanso: Compromiso por la Paz, June 7, 1992, AT article
  6. ^ ”Compromis pour la Paix”, Peintures de Nabil Kanso, La Tribune de Genève, July, 12, Geneva, 1992
  7. ^ Kuna, July 10, 1992, k

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