Sayed Saad El Din

Born in 1944, Sayed Saad el-Din was raised and schooled soaked in the rustic sun of Qena in Upper Egypt. After enrolling in the Faculty of Engineering in Minya to please his parents, he soon realized his genuine calling was, in fact, art-making. Relentlessly pursuing his passion, he left Minya at the age of 17, headed alone to the big capital, Cairo, and began his formal art studies at the Leonardo Di Vinci Institute under the mentorship of modernist painter Sayed Abdel Rassoul. From then on, his life as an authentic Egyptian painter and sculptor would unfold, with scholarship grants, numerous local and international awards, public commissioning, and residencies abroad.