Born in 1931, he studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts Helwan University and obtained a diploma from the Venice-based Ruskin Artistic Appreciation Institute, Italy.

He participated in many exhibitions and Biennales in Egypt, Europe and the former Soviet Union. He was also awarded numerous awards including first prizes in Alexandria Biennale in 1966, 1968 and 1974 as well as had a pivotal role in establishing the Egyptian identity in modern Egyptian art.

He managed to translate the Egyptian life into timeless symbolism, which made his artworks acquired by museums and renowned art institutions throughout the world.

His work is exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Cairo, the Museum of Modern Art in Venice, the Museum of Fine Art in Alexandria, the Museum of Modern Art in South Korea, the National Library in Paris, the Congress Library in the USA, the Museum of Pistoia in Italy, the Rasking Foundation in England, the Centre of Aesthetics Research in Italy, and the Museum of the White House in the USA.

 

150 x 150 cm
Mixed Media on Canvas
2006

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