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Zamalek Art Gallery

Cairo, Egypt

Gamal El-Sagini
Egypt (1917-1977)

Gamal El-Sagini, Doll1970, Painting, 100 x 126 cm
Courtesy of Zamalek Art Gallery


Based in Cairo’s cosmopolitan neighborhood of Zamalek, Zamalek Art Gallery has been a hub of modern and contemporary Egyptian art for over 20 years. Its mission is to faithfully represent art pioneers in Egypt and the entire Arab region, as well as providing support and guidance to some of the most promising up-and-coming artists on the scene today.

Our ever growing exhibition space now includes a new annex, allowing us to present two simultaneous shows on a monthly basis: one exhibit for our established
artists, and another for new talent. This puts us in the privileged position of being able to showcase all the best work we admire and are passionate about, as well as satisfy our clients and visitors. Just as importantly, it allows us to reinforce our key objective, which is to fuel creativity, inspire beauty and ignite minds.

In addition to its art consultancy to private homes and institutions both locally and internationally, Zamalek Art Gallery has organized several cultural events and Art projects, chief among which include:
Gamal El-Sagini’s 100th anniversary, double exhibition at Zamalek Art Gallery and Mahmoud Mokhtar museum, 2017.
GazbiaSirry’s last Retrospective, 2016.

The Art collection of the Le Meridian Pyramids Hotel, 2011.
The Art collection of the DusitThani Hotel, Lake View, 2010.
The Art collection of the DusitThani Hotel, Lake View, 2010.
The Art collection of the Nile City Towers (entrance & offices), 2007.
Sharm El Sheikh Congress Hall, (Complete Museum Collection Paintings & Sculptures), 2006.
Commission of the Four Season Hotel Nile Plaza Beymen ceiling, 2004.
The Art collection of the Four Seasons Hotel Nile Plaza, 2003.
A six-month Art Festival celebrating “The 100th Anniversary” of the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan in 1999-2000.


Abd El Rahman El Nachar
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
Farouk Hosny
Gamal El Sagini
Gazbia Sirry
Hamed Owais
Mostafa Abdel Moity
Rabab Nemr
Zeinab Al Sageny
Adel Moustafa
Ahmed Abdel Tawwab
Amina El Dermirdash
Ayman El-Saadawy
Carelle Homsy
Emad Ibrahim
Gamal Abdel Naser
George Fikry
Hana El-Sagini
Kamal El Fiky
Khaled Sourour
Mohamed El Fayoumi
Mostafa Rabie
Nathan Doss
Saleh Abdel Sabour
Sameh Ismail
Souad Mardam Bey
Wael Abdel Sabour
Yasmine El Hazek


Born in Cairo in 1917, El Sagini studied Sculpting at the Higher School of Fine Arts in Cairo and later went to Paris at his own expense to pursue his higher studies. In 1947, he earned a scholarship to go to Rome where he received a diploma in Sculpture and Medal Arts.

El Sagini was a member of the Third Generation, which rebelled against the conventional Art styles of their predecessors. In fact, El Sagini formed the group of “Sawt El Fanan” (The Artist’s Voice), where many of the young artists who believed in new artistic styles were members.

El Sagini introduced symbolism and expressionism to Egyptian Sculpture. This fact coupled with a great talent had paved the way into earning him several prestigious awards: The Gold Medal at the 1957 International Moscow Exhibition and another Gold Medal at the International Brussels Exhibition. In 1958 he was awarded First Prize in the High Council for the Support of Arts and Literature Competition for the design of a sculpture of the poet Ahmad Shawky, which currently stands in the Borghese Villa Gardens in Rome; another was also erected in the Horreya Garden in Guezira Cairo.

In 1977 El Sagini traveled to Spain for a comprehensive exhibit of his works organized by the Egyptian General Organization for Information, and his untimely passing took place in Barcelona shortly after.


Naheda El Khoury, Owner

Cairo, Egypt
11,Brazil street, ZAMALEK