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Mohamed Naghi (1888-1956) Art Work
Born in 1888 from an aristocratic family of Alexandria known for their refined and sophisticated cultural background. He finished his secondary education in Alexandria at the Swiss school and was a colleague of the Italian writer Ungaretti

He studied law at Lyon University then he studied art at the academic school of plastic arts in Florence. Upon his return to Egypt he discovers the monumental bas-relief of the pharaonic temples in Luxor. During his life time Naghi stayed in Thebes, the land of magic, and in Brazil and all over Europe. In 1918 Naghi spends several months in Giverny in the company of Claude Monet. In 1919 Naghi establishes his studio in Darb El Labana, Cairo. In 1935 Naghi establishes the Alexandria Atelier and starts producing monumental painting for the hospital of El Mowassah in Alexandria about “The Medicine of the Egyptians”, “Moses Medicine” and “In the Village”.

From 1937 to 1939 he became the dean of the College of Plastic arts in Cairo. From 1939 – 1947 he became the director of the Museum of Plastic arts in Cairo. In 1941 he establishes the studio for the Egyptian art students in El Gorna in Luxor. From 1947 – 1950 Naghi becomes the director of the Egyptian academy in Rome. In 1952 he establishes the Cairo Atelier.

In 1956 he paints the last art work in his life “Night in El Gorna” and passes away in April 1956.
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