Khadiga Riad (Egypt, born 1914) Abstract Composition
Lot 80*
Khadiga Riad
(Egypt, born 1914)
Abstract Composition
£20,000 - 25,000
US$ 26,000 - 33,000

Lot Details
Khadiga Riad (Egypt, born 1914)
Abstract Composition
mixed media on board, framed
signed "K.RIAZ 64" (lower left), executed in 1964
80 x 62cm (31 1/2 x 24 7/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Property from a private collection, Egypt

    Khadiga Riad was the daughter of Hamed El Alaily and grand daughter of Ahmed Chawki, born in 1914 in Cairo, Egypt, studied at the Mere de Dieu college and from 1950 to 1954. She is regarded as Egypt's foremost female surrealist.

    She opened her home to the avant-garde "art and liberty movement" and her villa became a focal meeting point for figures such as poet Georges Henin and the artists Ramses Younan , Fouad Kamel and Kamel El-Telmisany.

    She followed an informal education in painting from the studio of the Armenian Egyptian artist Zorian between 1950 and 1955. In the 1950's she won fame as she was awarded a prize in the 1959 Alexandria Biennale. In 1960 she exhibited in
    the Venice Biennale and in 1962 she won the first prize in a national Egyptian painting competition.

    Riad adopted an abstract style characterized by the heavy use of a multi-layered paints delicately treated on the surface to give an ethereal and surrealist dimension to her compositions
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