Art Alert: Egypt’s Bahgoury to hold solo show at Picasso Gallery

Ahram Online , Friday 21 Dec 2018

Bahgoury is one of Egypt's most prominent painters and caricaturists, active since the 1950s

George Bahgoury (Photo: part of promotional material)

An exhibition of the work of celebrated Egyptian painter and caricaturist Bahgoury at Picasso Gallery will open on 23 December.

Bahgoury is one of Egypt’s most renowned contemporary artists.

Born in Luxor in 1932, he began work as a political cartoonist in 1953, then went on to study at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Zamalek in 1955 under the guidance of Egyptian artist Hussein Bikar.

In 1970, he continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris.

Throughout the many decades of his career he has been mostly influenced by the expressionist and cubist schools. Among his many thematic choices, Egyptian folk art remains a dominant characteristic. 

His caricatures are featured frequently in Al-Ahram Weekly.

His works have been exhibited in museums and galleries all over the world, including the Louvre in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in Amman and the Museum of Modern Art in Cairo. 

23 December, 7pm
Picasso Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem St., Zamalek, Cairo

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