CAIRO – 15 August 2022: The Adam Henein Foundation for Fine Art succeeded in recovering his works from his private studio in Paris, which includes a rare collection of the works that he completed during his stay in Paris that lasted for nearly 25 years.
The foundation's Board of Trustees, headed by Essam Darwish, had exerted great efforts over 2 years to restore these works, in order to preserve the artistic legacy of the artist Adam Henein.
It is noteworthy that this collection includes works of sculpture, drawing, and photography, as well as a rare work of mosaic.
Henein was born in Cairo to a family that worked as jewelers. He grew up in Bab al-Sharia neighborhood. He joined the School of Fine Arts in 1949, and after graduating in 1953, he spent a period in the Luxor studio, completed his studies in Munich, Germany, and resided in France from 1971 to 1996.
He worked from 1989 to 1998 with the Ministry of Culture in restoring the Sphinx in Giza, and in 1996 he returned permanently to his homeland, and founded the Aswan International Symposium for Sculpture.
His style was distinguished by expressionism, but during his stay in Paris he turned to the stage of abstraction, where he erected a group of statues made of pottery and asphalt. His works are distinguished by focusing on the local environment, the ancient Egyptian heritage, and the ability to express social reality.
Henein’s holdings are in the Museum of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Culture, the Museum of Modern Art in Cairo, and the International Sculpture Garden in Dallas, USA