Kamal Boullata was a Palestinian artist, writer and art historian. Graduating with a diploma in fine art, from the Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome in 1965, he went on to pursue further studies at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, from 1968 – 71, where he received an MFA. Over the last four decades he lived in the USA (1968-1992), Morocco (1993-1996), and France (1997-2012). He died in Berlin in 2019, a city in which he had lived since 2012.