Laila Shawa was born in Gaza in 1940. She’s a Palestinian artist. Her work has been described as reflecting a view of the politics of her country highlighting perceived injustices and persecution. Often her work uses photographs that are used as the base for silkscreen printing. Her work has been internationally exhibited and has work on display in many public and private collections.

She is the daughter of Rashad al-Shawa, mayor of Gaza.

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