Hamed Said (Egypt, 1908-2006) Women along a beach

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Lot 50*
Hamed Said
(Egypt, 1908-2006)
Women along a beach

Sold for £ 45,000 (US$ 54,530) inc. premium
Hamed Said (Egypt, 1908-2006)
Women along a beach
oil on panel, framed
executed circa early 1940s
60 x 120cm (23 5/8 x 47 1/4in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Property from a private collection, Cairo

    Hamed Said was born in Cairo in 1908 and passed away in 2006. He was considered an intellectual and theoretical figure within the Egyptian Fine Art movement.

    He obtained a state scholarship in England between 1936 and 1939, studying at the Chelsea College of Arts.

    In 1946 he founded the "Art & Life Group" which focused in boosting the awareness of the relationship between art and everyday life in the aim of reviving Egyptian identity. The group achieved great success in the seven exhibitions it held and participated in the
    Venice Biennale in 1956 . The famous British writer and art critic Herbert Read praised the groups "sincerity and independence ". In 1981 he he received a State Award for his contribution to the arts
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