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Google celebrates memory of painter Seif Wanly

Google celebrated Tuesday the birth of the Egyptian painter Seif Wanly, who would have been 109 years old on 31 March.


Wanly with his wife  ( photo from Mathaf encyclopaedia of modern art and Arab world)
Wanly with his wife
( Photo from Mathaf encyclopaedia of modern art and Arab world)

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Google celebrated Tuesday the birth of the Egyptian painter Seif Wanly, who would have been 109 years old on 31 March.

Wanly is one of the first artists who introduced modern art to the history of Egyptian paintings. He participated in over 17 exhibitions, leaving his paintings divided between several museums in Egypt.

He won the Egyptian State Merit Award in 1973, and an honorary doctorate from the Academy of Arts in 1977.

Wanly was born in Alexandria to a family of Turkish origin, he studied art at National Association of Fine Arts in Alexandria, afterwards he completed his studies at the studio of the Italian artist Otorino Becchi.

He died at the age of 72 in Sweden, but his name will always be remembered with a museum carrying his name at Alexandria.

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