(1891 - 1934)
Mahmoud Mokhtar was active/lived in Egypt, France. Mahmoud Mokhtar is known for allegorical Egyptian motif figural sculpture.
Biography Mahmoud Mokhtar
Written by Alexandra Dika Seggerman
Born on 10 May 1891 in Tanbara, Egypt; died 27 March 1934 in Cairo, Egypt.
Mahmoud Mokhtar is considered a pioneer of modern Egyptian art, yet he also occupies a prominent place in the history of the modern Egyptian nation. Self-styled as the first Egyptian sculptor in over two millennia, Mahmoud Mokhtar deftly blended Pharaonic imagery with a modern European sculptural aesthetic to create quintessentially nationalist Egyptian artwork.
Mokhtar was born in 1891 into a fellaheen/peasant family in the town of Tunbarah near the central Delta town of al-Mahallah al-Kubra, son of an omdah [local village mayor], named Ibrahim el-Essaoui. The artist would later recall moldi
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