Farouk Hosny

(Egyptian, b. 1938) was born and raised in Alexandria where he earned his bachelors’ degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts in 1964.

He directed the Al-Anfoushi Cultural Palace for several years upon graduation. As an abstract painter, he has exhibited his work worldwide.

One of his many awards is the Japanese Soka Gakai International University cultural and peace prize. Between 1971-1978, he was Egypt's cultural attaché in Paris and from 1979 to 1987 served in the same position in Rome, where he also was the director of the Egyptian Academy of Arts.

Hosny served as the Minister of Culture from 1987 to 2011.

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Farouk Hosny

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(Egyptian, b. 1938) was born and raised in Alexandria where he earned his bachelors’ degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts in 1964.

He directed the Al-Anfoushi Cultural Palace for several years upon graduation. As an abstract painter, he has exhibited his work worldwide.

One of his many awards is the Japanese Soka Gakai International University cultural and peace prize. Between 1971-1978, he was Egypt's cultural attaché in Paris and from 1979 to 1987 served in the same position in Rome, where he also was the director of the Egyptian Academy of Arts.

Hosny served as the Minister of Culture from 1987 to 2011.

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