“The king of romance”
The artist, writer, screenwriter, and director Youssef Francis was one
of very few artists with the ability to combine disciplines, appearing in
each as though he were wholly devoted to it.
Francis graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in 1957. He gave his
the first exhibition in 1954 and began work as an artist at Rose El-Youssef
magazine in 1958, joining Al-Ahramnewspaper in 1964.
He was the head of the Egyptian Cultural Centre in Paris for five years,