Hamed Al-Oweidy (official event page)
CAIRO – 17 August 2017: Bayt al-Sinnari will hold an exhibition for the late calligraphy artist Hamed al-Oweidy on Tuesday, September 19, which will run through September 29.
Born in 1957, al-Oweidy developed a love for Arabic calligraphy early in his life, writing expressive letters on walls.
After completing his secondary school degree, he enrolled at the Faculty of Engineering. However, his passion for calligraphy pushed him to apply to the typography school, Saidia.
Al-Oweidy’s artwork has been exhibited in numerous countries across the globe. His famed pieces include 21 illustrated works in the memory of poet Amal Donqol, and a complete calligraphy painting of the poem Muhammad Al-Durra by Mahmoud Darwish.
Al-Oweidy has shared his designs with Arabic newspapers and magazines including Al-Arabi, Cairo, Karama, and Al-Ahram Sports. He also designed the logo of the Egyptian Journalists Association.
Al-Oweidy was a long-time employee of the Al-Ahram Foundation, where he was appointed Technical Director of Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, a position he held until his passing in 2008.