Fouad Kamel, Untitled, 1970, Painting, 120 x 87 cm
Courtesy of Adel Youssery’s Family
Gallery Misr is a Modern and Contemporary Art gallery, that has opened to the public in 2011. The gallery is dedicated to promoting the Egyptian art amongEgyptians and abroad through its local exhibitions, Art fairs and International collaborations with other Galleries, Museums and art foundations.
Gallery Misr is founded and directed by Artist Mohammed Talaat the former Director of Palace of Arts in the Cairo Opera House, one of the most important Art platforms in Egypt where all artists aim to exhibit at, Talaat had witnessed carefully the art movement from 2000 to 2011. He had curated Many important art events as (What’s happening now 2007 in Cairo, in Spain 2009, Why Not 2009, Undercurrent Art Sawa Dubai 2010, Human Body 2010).
Gallery Misr is located in the art hub of Egypt (Zamalek) the neighborhood that is loaded with art spaces and galleries.
Adel El Siwi
Mostafa El Razzaz
Fouad Kamel was an Egyptian painter, poet, and illustrator, and one of the founders of the Art and Liberty Group. Born in Beni Suef, Egypt, on April 28, 1919, he went on to study art and art education in Cairo and graduated from the Fine Art School in 1942. He subsequently taught drawing in public schools. Throughout his prolific career, Kamel joined a number of artistic groupings and movements including the Neo- Orientalists along with Kamel El-Telmisany in 1937. Of a rebellious nature, he would later band with Kamel El- Telmissany and Georges Henein to form the Art and Liberty Group in 1938, with whom he exhibited throughout the entire war period. His paintings and drawings from that period show an affinity to the writings of Albert Cossery, which dealt with the plight of the impoverished and destitute of Egypt. He also participated in an exhibition of automatic drawing at the Lycée Français du Caire in 1947, together with Ramses Younane and Kamel El-Telmisany. He was included in Le Surréalisme en 1947, which was curated by Breton at the Galerie Maeght in Paris in 1947. Kamel also created a number of illustrations for Al-Tatawwur, Al-Majallah Al-Jadida, and La Part du Sable, which he helped establish with Henein and Younane in 1947. Even after Art and Liberty parted ways, Kamel continued to organize exhibitions of Surrealist art into the late 1940s. His paintings moved toward complete abstraction later in his life. Kamel died in Cairo on June 25, 1973.