Youssef Kamel (Egypt, 1891-1971) A Shop in the Country
Lot 1
Youssef Kamel
(Egypt, 1891-1971)
A Shop in the Country
Sold for £7,750 (US$ 10,359) inc. premium

Lot Details
Youssef Kamel (Egypt, 1891-1971)
A Shop in the Country
oil on wood panel, framed
signed "Y.Kamil" in Arabic & English (lower right)
80 x 61cm (31 1/2 x 24in).

Footnotes

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    Provenance:
    Property from the private collection of Dr Mohammed Said Farsi

    Literature:
    Dr Sobhy Al Sharouny, The Collection of Dr. Mohamed Saiid Farsy "The Egyptian Works" , A Museum in a Book, 1998
    illustrated as a full page bleed on page 73 and illustrated on page 66 and in black & white on 63.

    Born in Cairo in 1891, Youssef Kamel is one of the most prominent visual artists of Egypt's Modern Era. Together with his six contemporaries: Ragheb Ayad, Mahmoud Mokhtar, Mahmoud Said, Mohamed Hassan, Mohamed Naghi and Ahmed Sabry, they pioneered the Modern Egyptian Art movement at the turn of the second millennium.

    In 1908, aged 17, Kamel joined the newly Egyptian School of Fine Arts, graduating from the school's Painting Department in 1911. His thirst for knowledge pushed him – along with his close friend and colleague Ragheb Ayad – to knock the doors of Rome's Academy of Fine Arts, seeking to enroll in post-graduate studies. Youssef Kamel was granted a five-year state fellowship in Rome between 1925 and 1929., Kamel worked as a teacher of painting at the Cairo School of Fine Arts. Between 1947 and 1950, Kamel served as director of Egypt's Modern Art Museum.

    In 1950, he became the dean of Cairo's School of Fine Arts School, a position he held until 1953. Youssef Kamel died in December 1971 in his estate in Matareya, at the age of 80.
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