Abu Ghraib, 1987

Kamal Youssef
Abu Ghraib, 1987
Oil on canvas
Sharjah Art Foundation Collection

Overview

This retrospective presents Egyptian-American artist Kamal Youssef in collaboration with Sharjah Museums Department. Born in Egypt in 1923, Kamal continues to be productive for more than seventy years with a distinctive style of painting and sculpture.

Kamal Youssef: Egyptian Surrealism's Time Capsule is co-curated by Sharjah Art Foundation's Director and President Hoor Al Qasimi and Dr Salah M. Hassan, Goldwin Smith Professor and Director, Institute for Comparative Modernities, Cornell University.

Wages of War

Kamal Youssef
2010

installation view
Mixed media on canvas
175 x 130 cm
Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation

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Interview with Kamal Youssef

Kamal Youssef
2016

installation view
Sharjah Art Museum
Arts Area, 2016
Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation

Interview with Kamal Youssef Image

Parents

Kamal Youssef
1965

oil on canvas
Courtesy of the artist

Parents Image

St. George & the Dragon

Kamal Youssef
1950

oil on canvas
Courtesy of the artist

St. George & the Dragon Image

Reverie

Kamal Youssef
1986

oil on board
48 x 34 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Reverie Image

Meeting of Friends

Kamal Youssef
1988

oil on canvas with silver leaf
81 x 60 cm
Courtesy of the artist

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Related

Kamal Youssef: Egyptian Surrealism’s Time Capsule

Youssef, Kamal

One of the members of the Egyptian avant-garde movement, Kamal Youssef is a painter and sculptor whose work spans over 70 years.

Kamal Youssef: Egyptian Surrealism’s Time Capsule

Hassan, Salah

Salah Hassan is Director of the Institute of Comparative Modernities, Cornell University.