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Hamed Nada

Born on 19 November 1924 in Cairo, Egypt, Hamed Nada was one of the leading figures of Egyptian modern art and a member of the Egyptian "Group of Contemporary Art". After joining the "Group of Contemporary Art" together with artists such as Abdel Hadi el-Gazzar, Ibrahim Massouda and Samir Rafi, Nada studied at the School of Fine Arts in Cairo, where he graduated in 1951. In 1957, he was appointed at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Alexandria. In 1961, he was named professor at the School of Fine Arts in Cairo and became the head of its Painting Department in 1977. He was one of the first Egyptian painters to introduce symbolism in his work that was influenced by Ancient Egyptian art and popular traditions. Nada died on 27 May 1990 in Cairo, Egypt.
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