Omar Al Nagdi
He is one of the most famous artists in Egypt and the Middle East and the only
Arab artist who has a museum of his work in Paris.
The sources of el Nagdi art are numerous, as he benefited from Babylonian
art, Christian icons, the faces of Fayoum, and Egyptian folk art.
He finished his academic studies in fine arts in Cairo in 1935 and applied arts
in 1957, and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Italy) in 1963, and Ravenna
Academy (Italy) in general mosaic art in 1964.
He was professor and head of the Interior Design and Furniture Department of
the former Faculty of Applied Arts.