Mahmoud El Dewihi

Born in 1978, Mahmoud El Dewihi hails from the magical town of Aswan in Upper Egypt. Aswan is, in fact, one of the world’s most prominent ancient quarry landscapes globally, and El Dewihi sources part of his material from there – namely granite, echoing his predecessor Mahmoud Mokhtar, Egypt’s father of modern sculpture. At the tender age of seventeen, while studying for a commerce degree, El Dewihi would cross Egypt’s iconic living sculptor Adam Henein’s path during one of the first Aswan International Sculpture Symposiums. For the following fifteen years, Mahmoud El Dewihi would become part of Henein’s closest assistants and learn his sculpting skills by observing, working, and assisting Henein on some of his most important oeuvres.