A Libyan Artist in Exile


This is an illustrated biography of Hasan ‘Alsatoor’ Dhaimish written by his son, Sherif. It features a broad selection of his artworks and satire.


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There is often more than one side to an artist. Hasan Dhaimish was no different.

As a satirist who lived in exile in the UK for most of his life, Hasan watched his home country Libya from afar and voiced an opinion through cartoons for four decades, under the pseudonym Alsatoor (The Cleaver).

Written by his son, Sherif, A Libyan Artist in Exile explores and documents his work against Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year dictatorship in Libya, and Alsatoor’s work during and after the 2011 revolution.

But there was more to his artistry than satire. Much of Hasan’s work was rooted in the culture he absorbed whilst living in Brierfield, a post-industrial town in Lancashire, northwest England.

From portraits of blues and jazz artists, to abstract scenes of African warriors and old street scenes of Libya, Hasan’s work is an expression of his life as an exiled human.

This is a limited edition publication.
500 copies printed by Elma Basim, Turkey.





Additional information

Weight 0.7 kg
Dimensions 21 × 2 × 21 cm


Cover stock

250gsm Art Card


130gsm silk art paper


Soft cover, thread sewn binding


Elma Basim, Turkey

Designed by

Luke Pajak

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