Farid Abu Shakra (1963-), Painter. Born in Umm al-Fahm in 1963. Brother to Said and Waled Abu Shakra; cousin of Assim Abu Shakra. Studies: 1984-88 Kalisher School, Tel Aviv. Teaching: Art, Jaffa. Art Inspector for the Arabic sector. Prize: 1986-7 Prize for the Young Artist, America-Israel Fund. Published poetry books in Arabic and Hebrew. Works also as an interior designer and co-manager of the art gallery he constructed with his brothers in Umm al-Fahm.