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Dr. Salah Abdel Kerim (1925-1988) is a renowned figure in the history of Modern Egyptian Art.
 He is known for his diverse artistic creations using several mediums like sculpture, oil paintings, ceramics, décor theatre, costumes theatre, national and international posters and murals.
Introducing Dr. Salah Abdel Kerim in Safarkhan is a great opportunity for art lovers to enjoy his collection which was never been shown before.
Dr. Salah Abdel Kerim (1925-1988) most important achievements:
-    He collaborates with Salah Jahin in designing the celebrations of “Cairo in One Thousand Years”.
-    In 1957 He obtains the “San Vito Romano” Painting International Prize (Italy). And he obtains his Ph.D. from the “Centro Sperimentale di Cinematrografia”.
-    In 1960 He wins the “Guggenheim National Section Award” for Egypt with his painting “The Fighting Roosters”. Five pictures of his metal sculptures are sent at the request of the São Paulo Museu de Arte Moderna to be kept in the Historical Archives of Contemporary Art.
-    In 1961 His sculpture “The Cry of the Beast”, is noticed by René Huyghe, and is represented in his book “Art and Man”: René Huyghe (Larousse, 1961, Volume III, p. 395), under the title: “Symbolique de l’Art Moderne – L’Angoisse et la Bête”.
-    In 1964 He is sent to New York (USA) to organize the United Arab Republic pavilion at the International Fair of New York.
-    In 1982 He is appointed Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts.
-    In 1984 He is appointed Vice-President of the University of Helwan.
-    In 1985 He receives the Medal of Distinction (October 31st 1985). A major retrospective of his works is organized at the French Cultural Centre by Pierre Comte (Director of Centre) and inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Ahmed Heikal (Egyptian Minister of Culture) and H.E. Mr. Pierre Hunt (French Ambassador in Cairo). He retires.
-    In 1986 He continues to lecture at the Faculty of Fine Arts. He receives the State Appreciation Prize for the Arts.

 
 
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