Gamal El-Seginy

Sculptor

Gamal el Seginy was born in 1917 in Egypt, he was an Egyptian modern sculptor. He studied at the Cairo School of Fine Arts from 1933 to 1938. He was appointed as a sculpture professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in 1951 & head of the sculpture department in 1964. El-Seginy’s artistic excellence granted him the Egyptian State Merit Award (1962) & Mahmoud Mokhtar Prize for Sculpture (1937). In 1945, Gamal founded Sawt Al-Fann (Voice of Art) to promulgate young Egyptian artists. Two years later, he established the “Group of Modern Art” collective with his contemporaries Hamed Ewais, Gazbia Sirry, Zeinab Abdelhamid & Salah Yousri. 

El-Seginy modelled numerous sculpting materials including bronze, stone, copper, wood & leather to produce realistic sculptures. Inspired by ancient Egyptian art, he pioneered using hammered red copper to produce low-surface reliefs. The modernist spread his artistic excellence across Egypt by sculpting symbolic reliefs.

Gamal partook in numerous solo & collective exhibitions including Alexandria Biennial in Egypt (1955), Venice Biennial (1956) & International Exhibition in Brussels, Belgium (1958). In November 1977, he travelled to attend his last exhibition at The Centre for Mediterranean Studies in Barcelona, Spain where he passed away shortly afterwards.

Artworks

Artwork Title

Sculpture

Bronze

59 x 24 x 30 CM

23.2 x 9.4 x 11.8 Inch

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