George Bahgoury

Painter | Sculptor

George Bahgoury, titled “The Granddaddy of Egyptian Caricature” was born in Luxor in 1932.

He is an Egyptian-French contemporary artist who possesses an exceptional mastery of painting, sculpture, painting, and caricature amongst many other artistic mediums. Bahgoury made his way to the top of the Egyptian art scene with steady steps that started by studying at the Fine Arts Faculty in Zamalek, then later moved on to study fine arts at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Bahgoury’s work can be categorized as expressionist and cubist, integrating bright colors and bold brush strokes that carry traces of nostalgia, preserving the Egyptian culture within their motifs and allusions.

Before making a name for himself as a world-renowned cubist painter, George Bahgoury initiated his career in art as a cartoonist in the Egyptian publication ‘Rose El-Youssef’, in 1950; where his piercing reflections on the political and cultural zeitgeist of the time made him rise to prominence among Egypt’s best cartoonists and caricature artists.

With the Nasserist ideology of Pan-Arabism, women’s rights, and national reform seeping into Bahgoury and his peers’ work at the time, he skillfully integrated various notions of Egypt’s culture and national history into his work, and naturally, George Bahgoury’s figurative style, satire, and political awareness transposed to his paintings.

Influenced by Pablo Picasso’s modern surreal cubism, Egyptian modernist Abdel Hadi Al Gazzar’s folk imprint, German expressionist Paul Klee, and Egyptian Fayoum portraits.

Artworks

Artwork Title

Painting

Acrylic on Canvas

120 x 120 CM

47.2 x 47.2 Inch

Artwork Title

Mixed Media on paper

Drawing

30 x 36 CM

11.8 x 14.2 Inch

Artwork Title

Mixed Media on paper

Drawing

30 x 20 CM

11.8 x 7.9 Inch

Artwork Title

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

Painting

23 x 31 CM

9.1 x 12.2 Inch

Artwork Title

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

Painting

23.5 x 31 CM

9.3 x 12.2 Inch

Artwork Title

Mixed Media on paper

Drawing

20 x 28 CM

7.9 x 11 Inch

Artwork Title

Mixed Media on paper

Drawing

20 x 28 CM

7.9 x 11 Inch

Artwork Title

Mixed Media on paper

Drawing

18 x 28 CM

7.1 x 11 Inch

Artwork Title

Mixed Media on paper

Drawing

21 x 30 CM

8.3 x 11.8 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Acrylic on Canvas

70 x 100 CM

27.6 x 39.4 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Acrylic on Wood

50 x 40 CM

19.7 x 15.7 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Acrylic on Wood

40 x 50 CM

15.7 x 19.7 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Acrylic on Canvas

70 x 100 CM

27.6 x 39.4 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

100 x 120 CM

39.4 x 47.2 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Acrylic on Canvas

60 x 80 CM

23.6 x 31.5 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

42 x 65 CM

16.5 x 25.6 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

102 x 150 CM

40.2 x 59.1 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Acrylic on Canvas

150 x 100 CM

59.1 x 39.4 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

60 x 80 CM

23.6 x 31.5 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

80 x 60 CM

31.5 x 23.6 Inch

Artwork Title

Sculpture

Bronze

22 x 25 x 22 CM

8.7 x 9.8 x 8.7 Inch

Artwork Title

Sculpture

Bronze

22 x 25 x 22 CM

8.7 x 9.8 x 8.7 Inch

Artwork Title

Sculpture

Bronze

20 x 45 x 16 CM

7.9 x 17.7 x 6.3 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Mixed Media on Paper

25 x 35 CM

9.8 x 13.8 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Mixed Media on Paper

70 x 100 CM

27.6 x 39.4 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Mixed Media on Paper

20 x 25 CM

7.9 x 9.8 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

88 x 115 CM

34.6 x 45.3 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Mixed Media on Paper

30 x 20 CM

11.8 x 7.9 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

20 x 30 CM

7.9 x 11.8 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

70 x 100 CM

27.6 x 39.4 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

120 x 80 CM

47.2 x 31.5 Inch

Exhibitions

Past

17 March - 18 April 2024

Past

19 October - 8 November 2023

Past

3 July - 16 August 2023

Past

1 February - 28 February 2017

Past

5 October - 20 November 2022

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