Biography

1935 Born in the city of Jaffa, Palestine

1948 Forced to abandon her birthplace and take refuge in Beirut, Lebanon

1950 Pursued her studies at Al-Makased College in Beirut. Participated with her early works in official exhibitions at an early age.

1953 won a scholarship that enabled her to enroll in the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Cairo

1954 Took part in the exhibition of her colleague Ismail Shammout in Cairo, sponsored and inaugurated by President Jamal Abdul-Nasser.

1957 Obtained her certificate as an artist in Cairo.

1957 Obtained her license in teaching fine arts in Cairo.

1959 Married her artist colleague Ismail Shammout, shared with him exhibitions held in various countries of the world.

1983 Moved from Beirut to Kuwait with her family, following the Israeli invasion against the Palestinians in Lebanon.

1992 Moved to Cologne, Germany, with her family, following the Gulf war.

1994 Engaged full-time in art and was residing with her husband in Amman.

2006 Lost her husband Ismail Shammout on July 3rd 2006.

2014 Still living in Amman and engaged in her art until this moment.