George Al Bahgoury the political artist

George Abdel Masih Al Bahgoury Aka George Al Bahgoury is an Egyptian-French painter, sculptor, caricaturist, political cartoonist and writer, considered one of Egypt’s most renowned contemporary artists. His caricatures are featured frequently in Al-Ahram Weekly.

Bahgoury has been influenced by the expressionist and cubist schools. Among his many thematic choices, Egyptian folk art remains a dominant characteristic.

Bahgoury the cartoonist

In 1953, he began work as a political cartoonist, for Sabah Al Khair and Rose El Youssef. In 1955, he went on to study at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Zamalek under the guidance of Egyptian artist Bicar, then in 1970, he continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris. In 1975, he ceased publishing as a cartoonist.

*Books

Bahgoury wrote many books, including:
The icon of Faltas
Bahgar in the Diaspora
The icon of Paris
Portsaid 1985
Bird, don’t be sad

*Exhibitions

His works have been exhibited in many museums and galleries all over the world, including the Louvre in Paris, the museum of modern art in Amman, and the museum of modern art in Cairo.

*Awards

The 1st World Caricature Award in Rome in 1985 and 1987.

Italy Ancona, Italy, 1992
Spain Teneriffa, Spain, 1990.

King Abdullah II Award for Creativity, Literature and the Arts.

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