Art D’Egypte is proud to announce that eleven of Effat and Mohamed Naghi’s works are being exhibited in Paris, this April, amongst the French modern and impressionist masters. Their artworks will arrive directly from Alexandria and coming from their estate run by the platform “Art D’Égypte”. The siblings Mohamed (1888-1954) and Effat Naghi (1905-1994), are both modern Egyptian painters.
Mohamed Naghi, a highly cultured Alexandrian and Egyptian diplomat, was also a renowned painter who went to Giverny in 1918 to learn from the great master of Impressionism, Claude Monet. Naghi’s travels and studies in Europe brought him at the core of the artistic and cultural revolutions of the early 20th century, which led him to found the Atelier d’Alexandrie in 1935. Effat Naghi’s work was inspired by Egyptian archaeological and folk artefacts, which often appear in her assemblages and mixed media pieces. Although much younger than her brother, Effat was one of the leading female figures of Egypt’s modern art scene in the 1950s-1970s, with her daring and innovating style, far removed from any established aesthetic.