Gazbia Sirry

Country: Egypt
 

Title:  Untitled

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 40" x 30"





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Sirry was born in Egypt. She received a bachelor's degree in the fine arts and a diploma in art education in 1948 and 1948. Sirry continued her education abroad, studying with Marcel Gromair in Paris in 1951. She also studied in Italy and in London, where she received her post-graduate degree in 1954. For several years she was Professor of Painting on the faculty of Art Education of Helwân University, Cairo, Egypt and at the American University of Cairo.

In 1965 and 1975, Sirry was awarded fellowships from the Huntington Hartford Foundation, Los Angeles, and the Deutscher Academisher Austauschdiest, Berlin. For six consecutive years she received the National Creativity Grant.

A prolific artist, Sirry has had more than fifty solo exhibitions in Egypt and other Arab countries, Europe, Asia, the United States, and Canada. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Prize of Rome, 1952; the Honorary Prize for the Venice Biennial, 1956; and first prize in painting at the Alexandria Biennial, 1963.
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