100 x 70 Oil on canvas

91 x73 Oil on canvas

80.5 x 60 Oil on canvas

81 x 60 Oil on canvas

69 x 49.5 Oil on canvas

70 x 50 Oil on canvas

65 x 45 Oil on canvas

70 x 50 Oil on canvas

69 x 49.5 Oil on canvas

59.5 x 48 Oil on canvas

40 x 50 Oil on canvas

57 x 46 Oil on canvas

50 x 40 Oil on canvas

50.5 x 39.5 Oil on canvas

50 x 40 Oil on canvas

50 x 40 Oil on canvas

59 x 45 Oil on canvas

53 x 47 Oil on canvas

50 x 40 Oil on canvas

51 x 41 Oil on wood

50 x 40 Oil on canvas

48 x 38 Oil on canvas

50 x 40 Oil on canvas

48 x 33 Oil on canvas

50 x 31 Oil on canvas

50 x 40 Oil on canvas

42.5 x 32 Oil on canvas

40 x 29.5 Oil on canvas

43 x 34 Oil on canvas

39.5 x 29.5 Oil on canvas

41 x 32 Oil on canvas

37 x 28 Oil on canvas

23.5 x 31 Oil on canvas

40 x 50 Oil on canvas

29.5 x 44 Oil on canvas

25 x 30.5 Oil on canvas

40 x 30 Oil on canvas

45 x 32.5 Oil on canvas

70.5 x 49.5 Oil on canvas

73 x 56 Oil on canvas

89.5 x 58 Oil on canvas

45 x 38 Oil on canvas

68 x 55 Oil on canvas

57 x 42 Oil on canvas

56 x 42 Oil on canvas

56.5 x 47.5 Oil on canvas

63.5 x 48 Oil on canvas

Sabry Ragheb

Born in Cairo on the 3rd of December 1920 Sabry Ragheb’s skill in painting is unique. He has excelled as a portrait painter, having been taught by the Egyptian forerunner of this art – Ahmed Sabry. Ragheb’s work is characterized by his ability to trans-form a simple portrait into a work of art. The faces of his portraits are alive with an expressiveness created with the use of free, close brush strokes. Ragheb entered the Higher School of Fine Arts in 1937 but left his studies the following year to travel to Italy where he studied at Free School which specialized in the use of live models for the teaching of painting. With the outbreak of World War II Ragheb was forced to return to Egypt. but did not continue to at-tend school on a regular basis for the next few years. After the war, in 1949, he returned to Italy, where due to his talent, he resumed his art studies as a third year student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. He also began participating in collective shows during that year. The next year, due to financial difficulties, Ragheb returned to Egypt and continued his studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo from which he graduated in 1952. After his graduation, Ragheb taught at the Ministry of Culture and Education and then moved to the Exhibition Department at the Ministry of Commerce in 1955. The following year, Ragheb received a Fellow-ship from the Ministry of Culture and was able to work full time at his art, which led to his first solo exhibit in 1959. During the 1950s he also traveled to many countries to paint portraits of notable per-sonalities such as President Ahmed Sukarno of Indonesia (1955), Syrian President Shukry El Kuwatly (1956) – for which he received the Decoration of Merit – and General Franco of Spain (1958). Ragheb received prizes for his art from the Salon du Caire in 1963 and 1964 and in 1966 he joined the Heliopolis Housing Company. He was charged with the task of embellishing the grounds of the Maryland Gardens, which he accomplishd by adding statues. In 1970, Ragheb established a museum and exhibition hall at the Gardens. He was also appointed to the position of Art Counselor with the mandate to decorate the Cairo Sports Stadium in Nasr City with works of art. From 1980 until 1993, Ragheb held yearly exhibits of his work. Today his art can be seen in the Museum of Modern Art in Cairo and the m in Alexandria as well as in the museums at the Faculties of Fine Arts in both cities. Since 1989, his paintings have risen in value and are in many private collections in Egypt, the United States, Yugoslavia, Italy, China and the Vatican.

Liwan Gallery cordially invites you to attend the opening of the exhibition of the late artist Sabry Ragheb. The gallery will open its doors on Tuesday the 13th of November 2018 from 7 PM until 11 PM. Exhibition will last until the 31st of December 2018. Daily from 11 AM till 9 PM except Sundays. Sabry Helmy Ragheb (1920-2000) graduated from Free School of Naked Drawing in Rome in 1949; three years later he took a diploma in Fine Arts. He held multiple job positions which included taking responsibility of the Fine Art activity of Heliopolis Company of Housing as well as teaching in The Ministry of Teaching and Education. Ragheb impressed many audiences through his work that was showcased both nationally and internationally –USA, Netherlands, France, Spain, Western Germany and Japan. In 1959-1965, two exhibitions were held in association of Fine Arts Lovers. Later on in 1978, Flowers and Portrait exhibition was held by The Foreign Diplomats Gallery. Then in 1990, “50 years of Art” Exhibition was another chance to showcase his exquisite pieces. Three years later Shamoua Gallery held another exhibition for the late artist. Adding The American University which held two of his exhibitions in both in 1992 and 1997. This huge showcasing journey was sealed through The Opera Gallery in 2001. Between the years of 1949 and 2007, Sabry Ragheb was a part of many exhibitions in some of Cairo’s significant galleries. From Droub, to the First Salon of Cairo Atelier, Gougan and finally, Picasso. The local recognition he received was shown through the prize of Cairo and Alexandria Salon of Portrait (1963-1964) and receiving the first prize by the association of Fine Arts Lovers for two years and finally receiving the honors in the 24th National Exhibition in 1995.