The death of the son of Kuwaiti artist Ghanem Al-Saleh


date of publication:
Sep 17, 2021 14:37 GMT

Update date: September 17, 2021 15:00 GMT

Today, Friday, Bassam Al-Saleh, son of the late Kuwaiti artist Ghanem Al-Saleh, died after a long struggle with cancer and a recent infection with the “Corona” virus.

In poignant terms, Kuwaiti media professionals and artists mourned the late, who was known to be close to his father’s colleagues, Ghanem Al-Saleh, in the art scene.

Kuwaiti media May Al-Aidan published a picture of the late and another of his father, artist Ghanem Al-Saleh, accompanied by a prayer for the late, saying, “Go to God’s mercy, Bassam Ghanem Saleh Al-Ghwaim, son of the great artist Ghanem Al-Saleh. We belong to God and to Him we shall return.” . Oh God, have mercy on him and forgive him and put him in the vastness of your gardens and make him a good home and place him with the righteous, the righteous and the righteous.”


Kuwaiti artist Tariq Al-Ali offered his condolences to the family of the late, “I extend my deepest condolences and sympathy to the honorable family of Al-Ghuwaim on the death of the late, God willing, Bassam Ghanem Al-Saleh, son of the late artist Ghanem Al-Saleh, may God have mercy on him, asking God Almighty to have mercy on him and forgive him and dwell in his vast gardens and inspire his family patience and solace.”


The art and theater critic Nayef Al-Shammari also mourned the late, and republished one of his photos, in which he appeared wearing a wreath of roses.


The late Bassam Ghanem Al-Saleh has four sons: Hessa, Maryam, Fawaz and Issa.

Bassam had organized, at the 23rd Qurain Cultural Festival, an art exhibition that included the belongings of his late father Ghanem Al-Saleh, in cooperation with the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters.

It is noteworthy that the late Bassam accompanied his father during his treatment journey in a hospital in the British capital, London, where he died in October 2010, due to lung cancer.

The artist, Ghanem Al-Saleh, died at the age of 67, and he is considered one of the most prominent pioneers of the artistic and theatrical movement in Kuwait, and during his artistic career, which was nearly 5 decades, he was able to occupy a special place among his colleagues in Kuwait and the Gulf in general.

The artist Ghanem Al-Saleh was born in Kuwait City in 1943, and the late participated in a number of television and theatrical works, and his first theatrical participation was in the early sixties, which was the play “Saqr Quraish” with the Arab Theater Troupe, after which the theatrical works followed, including “Land and Loan”, “By Bye”. London, “Singleness”.

The late artist has a number of television works, including “My Aunt Qamsha”, “He went out and did not return”, “Diary of a retired person”, “The Big House”.


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