Saloua Raouda Choucair 5

In 2010, when curators from the Tate Modern in London stepped into the Beirut home of Saloua Raouda Choucair, a Lebanese artist, they were amazed. The house and studio of the woman they would come to call “a pioneer of modernism in the Middle East” was crammed with so many sculptures that some pieces doubled as furniture. Yet hardly any of the hundreds of abstract works, in stone, wood, metal and fiberglass, along with early paintings, had ever been seen in public.

Read More: A Remarkable Rediscovery

See also: A Quest for the Essence

and: Saloua Raouda Choucair: Modernism Off the Map

and: Saloua Raouda Choucair at Tate Modern