Who Is She

Gazbia Sirry
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Personal information

Artist
Gazbia Sirry

Contact information / Private

Languages

Arabic
French
English

Contact information / Work

Zamalek Art Gallery
11 Brazil Street, Zamalek
Cairo
Egypt
Phone: 
+2-02-2735-1240
Fax: 
+2-02-2735-1240

Education

Post-graduate Study of Painting with Marcel Gromaire, Paris 1951; Rome, Italy 1952; Slade College , London University, U.K 1954/55
Fine Arts Diploma, (5 year Studies) High Institute of Art Education for Women,Cairo 1948
Diploma of Art Education, Cairo 1949

Competences

Painting

Work history

Jobs: 
Formerly: Professor of Painting, Faculty of Art Education, Helwan University, Cairo
Formerly: Professor of Painting, The American University in Cairo
Honorary office and memberships: 
Is a member of several associations, including: The London group 1954/55; The Egyptian Syndicate for Plastic Artists. Societe Des Amis d’Art; The Egyptian Society for Graphic Artists,
Association of Cairo Atelier for Writers and Artists; and The International Association of Art Critics (AICA), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.
Productions and works: 
Has around seventy personal exhibitions to her name across the Arab World, Europe and the US

Awards

Distinctions: 
Is considered one of the most prominent Egyptian artists of the past fifty years.
Her works have been acquired by such sources as: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Modern Art Museums, Special Collection Cairo, and Alexandria, Egypt;
The Art & Science Museum Evansville, Indiana; The National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; and Musée D’Art Vivant, Tunis.
Her work has been mentioned in many references, including: Aime Azar: La Peinture Moderne en Egypte, Cairo 1961; Naim Attia: The Loving Eye, Cairo 1976;
Encyclopedie de la Peinture, Editions Robert, Paris 1976; Petit Larousse la Peinture, Paris 1979; Who Is Who for Women, U.K,Cambridge U.K, 1982;
Liliane Karnouk: Contemporary Egyptian Art, American University in Cairo Press 1995, and 2005 editions; as well as diverse articles in newspapers and magazines, and on several television appearances.
Has recieved national and international recognition of her work, including: Prize of Rome 1952; Honorary Prize, Venezia Biennale 1956; Honorary Prize for Creative Painting, Cairo 1957;
Second Prize (lithography) Alexandria Biennale 1959; First Prize (Painting) Alexandria Biennale 1963; First Prize, Salon du Caire 1960;
Fourth great Prize of International Contemporary Art, Monaco, 1968; State Prize and Order of Sciences and Arts of First Degree, 1970. Prize of Cairo Opera for Quadruple Tapestry Design, 1990;
and the State Merit Prize, 1999
Has been awarded several fellowships, including: Prize of Rome Fellowship for postgraduate studies in Italy, 1952; University of London Fellowship 1954/55;
State Fellowships for creative artists, 1962-66, 1969-71; and Huntington Hartford’s Foundation, Los Angeles, U.S.A, 1965