About Mr.Elhamy
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Born in Cairo in December 1944, Naguib received a B.Sc. in Interior Design from the faculty of Fine Arts, Cairo, in 1967. he pursued post-graduate studies in the History of Islamic Art and Architecture at the American University in Cairo (AUC). He also received an AAS degree in Graphics and commercial Art from Utah Valley community college. " Some artists fall under the spell of certain themes, ideas or interpretations as I have. I am fascinated by the power in life, and I want to share it through my
work. " Influenced by the work of Chagall, Miro, Klee, and the richly illustrated Islamic manuscripts, Naguib's own hi8ghly individual style combines mathematical precision with a childlike spontaneity. Some of his illustrations appeared in Sabah el- Kheir magazine, Radio and Television magazine, and some American magazine. He held a number of one-person shows and participated in many group exhibitions. His designs and paintings have been sold in the USA, Egypt, Japan and Europe. Naguib's published portfolios include the scenes of Cairo; Egyptian Vistas; Stories of the Egyptian Minstrel; Folk Costumes of Egypt; Seasons; Disappearing faces of Cairo; Horses; Pharaoinc Impressions; Potraits from Egypt; Simple People; Simple Joys; Ages of Man; The Zodiac, Murals for the Love of Egypt and Folk Games of Egyptian children. He also designed and illustrated six activity books on Egypt culture, two on air pollution and water conservation and one on the anecdotes of Goha. Moreover, he designed and executed 11 large murals with 7-12 year-old children placed in the cancer institute, the children museum, Mubarak library & other institutions. In woodwork, Naguib introduced two new lines of furniture, designed sculptures and toys. He also hosts a weekly TV program teaching art and creative thinking to children. Naguib introduced the art calendar in Egypt in 1977 and helped introduce modern color separation. He was Art Director for two major advertising agencies, AMA and PubliGraphics in Egypt and systems in the USA. He started Graffiti Cairo in 1981 and specialized in designing print campaigns for a good number of prestigious institutions. He was the public Awareness Manager at the Cairo Air Improvement Project from 1997 to 2002.



Elhamy Naguib
After finishing my studies in Fine Arts, and Interior design I decided to become a Graphic artist and a painter. I later studied Islamic Architecture at AUC and Graphics. I had many one man shows and participated/ initiated many group exhibitions. I was influenced by Klimt, Chagall, Ancient manuscripts, and Cubism. Critics describe my art as both childish and mathematical. Most of my work exhibits sun kissed colors, a tight composition and great attention to texture. My art reflects my Egyptian roots but I do not enshrine historical styles, I comment on them. In art I celebrate love and communication, and predominantly the joie de vivre.


Exhibitions

2013                      Education Fraternity, Rome

2013                      Koine´, Vicenza, Italy

2010                      The world, a HappyVillage, World of Art

2007                      Season of Light, GraffitiGallery

2006                      One- man show at Studio 206 in Cairo

2005                      One- man show at gallery World of Art in Cairo

2004                      One- man show at galleryWorld of Art in Cairo

2002                      Exhibit with threeartists at the American University in Cairo

2000                      Group Show at the CairoOpera House

1999                      Group Show at SalamaGallery, Cairo

1995                      One – man show of CSA

1989 – 2012           Yearly exhibit at Cairo AmericanCollege

1985 – Present       Permanent Exhibit in own gallery

1979                       One – man Show, GoetheCultural Center, Cairo

1976                       One – man Show, GoetheCultural Center, Cairo

1968                       One – man Show,Czechoslovak Cultural Center, Cairo

1968 – present        Several public shows and charity eventsin Egypt and two in the U.S.




Education

1997 – present         Courses in presentation Skills, WritingReports, Qualitative surveys, Arabic Calligraphy, Silversmithing, Batik, andpottery.

1988                         A.A.S, degree inGraphics / Commercial Art. Utah Valley Community College, Provo, Utah.Graduated with honors.

1978                         Coursework for a Masterof Arts degree in Islamic Art History with Scholarship. American University inCairo.

1967                         Bachelorof Arts, Interior Design, with honors. Faculty of Fine Arts, Cairo.



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