Mahmoud Mokhtar

Sculptor, Visual Artist

1891 – 1934

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Who was Mahmoud Mokhtar?

Mahmoud Mukhtar was an Egyptian sculptor. He attended the School of Fine Arts in Cairo upon its opening in 1908 by Prince Yusuf Kamal[1], and was part of the original "Pioneers" of the Egyptian Art movement. Despite his early death, he greatly impacted the realization and formation of contemporary Egyptian art. His work is credited with signaling the beginning of the Egyptian modernist movement, and he is often referred to as the father of modern Egyptian sculpture.

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Born
May 10, 1891
Kültepe
Parents
Ethnicity
  • Egyptians
Nationality
  • Egypt
Profession
Education
  • École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
    (1911 - )
Lived in
  • Cairo
Died
Mar 28, 1934

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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