Sabry Abdel-Ghany, the renowned Egyptian painter and long-time professor at various universities in Egypt and abroad, has passed away on Monday at the age of 98.
The acclaimed artist and teacher received a medal of excellence of the first class in 1985 by late Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak for his appreciated academic and artistic career.
Born on 27 February 1923 in Giza, Abdel-Ghany graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting, in 1947, before getting a PhD from Budapest Academy in Hungary in 1964.
He served as a cultural advisor in Mauritania in the 1970s before working as a dean of the Faculty of Art Education in the University of Helwan (1982-1983), followed by four years as a professor in the Faculty of Arts and Education in the University of Kufa in Iraq.
His works are among the collections in the Egyptian Modern Art Museum in Cairo, the Education Museum, the Denshwai Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Damascus, the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest Academy, the Academy of Fine Arts Museum of Babel, among others.
Abdel-Ghany enriched the Arabic-language library with many important artistic and technical books like; Masks, Technical Museology, Design and Format, Exploring in Vacuum, Folklore — Sinai, and other books studied by arts students in various Egyptian universities.
Sabry Abdel-Ghany took part in a number of exhibitions in prestigious venues from the late 1940s in Egypt, Hungary, Mauritania, Iraq, India, Syria, and Canada.
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