Abdel Aziz Darweesh

Abdel Aziz Darweesh
1918-1981
A pioneer of Expressionism art in Egypt.
Darweesh received his Ph.D. from “The San Fernando
Academy” in 1952. He held the position of head of the painting
department at the Faculty of Beaux Arts in 1969 and received a
special appreciation medal and the title of Bakuya from the King
of Morocco, Mohammed V in 1952.
He was assigned to teach in Cairo University, Ain Shams
University, the Faculty of Fine Arts in Alexandria and the
Leonardo da Vinci Institute in Cairo. After 1976, Darweesh was
delegated to work in Yemen to prepare a generation of artists
and founded the Faculties of Fine Arts in Yemen and Syria.