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Kamel Moustafa (1917 - 1982)

Lot 1: KAMEL MOUSTAFA (EGYPTIAN, 1917-1982) Boats in the Canal oil on wood, f

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April 26, 2017
London, United Kingdom

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KAMEL MOUSTAFA (EGYPTIAN, 1917-1982) Boats in the Canal oil on wood, framed signed K. Mostafa (lower right), executed circa 1975 65 x 45cm (25 9/16 x 17 11/16in).

Provenance

Provenance Property from the private collection of Dr Mohammed Said Farsi Literature Cairo, Dr. Sobhy Sharouny, A Museum in a Book: The Farsi Art Collection, The Egyptian Works, 1998 Born in Alexandria, Kamel Moustafa exhibited his artistic talents early on in life, and encouraged by the great Mahmoud Said, he joined the Cairo high School of Fine Arts in 1956. In 1946, Moustafa was granted a state scholarship for post graduate studies in Fine Arts in Italy. It was after his tenure in Italy that the present work was executed, during that period Moustafa’s work demonstrated the application of a distinctly European aesthetic to Egyptian subject matters The present work depicts the iconic Egyptian Felucca sailing along the banks of the Suez Canal. Moustafa was a master of painting scenes of rural bliss in an almost proto-impressionist style, his depictions of the Egyptian countryside are a sophisticated rendition of his homeland at its most pure and natural

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