Retrospective Exhibition to commemorate Zainab Ali to be held on Dec. 8



Tue, 08 Dec 2020 - 01:46 GMT


Tue, 08 Dec 2020 - 01:46 GMT

One of the works of the late artist Zainab Ali - ET

One of the works of the late artist Zainab Ali - ET

CAIRO – 8 December 2020: In hosting a mission to highlight the contributions of the late artist Zainab Mohammad Ali (1921-2015), Head of the Fine Arts Sector Khaled Sorour will open a retrospective exhibition by the artist entitled "Egypt and Lebanon .. People and Nature in the 1940's and 1950's", on December 8 at 7 p.m. in the Al-Bab hall in the courtyard of the Museum of Modern Egyptian Art in the Egyptian Opera.



Zainab Mohammad Ali was born in the Shubra neighborhood on March 1, 1921. She won the first prizes from the Egyptian Ministry of Education and the award of "Ahmed Mohamed Hassanein Pasha", head of the royal court in the exhibition of students ’drawings at the level of the Egyptian country, which was held by the Union of Painting Masters for the first time in the history of Egypt at the Wax Museum on Qasr al-Aini Street (the location of the current cabinet) over the course of her three final years in high school (1939-1940-1941).


She graduated from the Higher Institute for Artistic Education for Female Teachers in 1946. She was delegated by the Egyptian Ministry of Education to teach painting and artistic works at the Al-Maqasid Islamic College for Girls in Beirut - Lebanon, from 1946 to 1954.

One of the works of late artist Zainab Ali - ET



With her efforts, she held the first exhibition of drawings by her Lebanese students in the Museum of Modern Art hall on Qasr El Nil Street in Cairo in March 1951.


In October 1951, she held an exhibition of drawings by Egyptian students at the Library Hall of the Islamic Maqasid College for Boys in Beirut.


After the end of her assignment at Al-Maqasid College in 1954, she returned to the homeland to complete her mission, especially in Upper Egypt.


To complete her artistic mission, she prepared some books in this field.










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