Inji Aflatoun

(Egyptian, b. 1924, d. 1989) was born in Cairo into a traditional Muslim family she described as "bourgeois.” It was her private art tutor,Kamel el-Telmissany, who introduced her to the life and the struggles of the Egyptian peasants.Al-Timisani was one of the founders of the 'Art and Freedom Group,' a surrealist movement that would have an impact on Aflatoun's development as an artist.

She is heavily influenced by surrealist and cubist aesthetics to the extent that some people were astonished by her paintings and wondered "why a girl from a rich family was so tormented.“ Even when she lost interest she would be inspired by visiting Luxor, Nubia, and the Egyptian oases by visiting locals’ homes and sketching them. She has exhibited in Cairo, Alexandria, Venice, Sao Paulo, Rome, Paris, Dresden, Berlin, Warsaw, New Delhi, and Moscow. She was imprisoned and while her early prison paintings were portraits, her subject matter evolved into landscapes.

Inji-Aflatoun

Inji Aflatoun

Inji-Aflatoun

(Egyptian, b. 1924, d. 1989) was born in Cairo into a traditional Muslim family she described as "bourgeois.” It was her private art tutor,Kamel el-Telmissany, who introduced her to the life and the struggles of the Egyptian peasants.Al-Timisani was one of the founders of the 'Art and Freedom Group,' a surrealist movement that would have an impact on Aflatoun's development as an artist.

She is heavily influenced by surrealist and cubist aesthetics to the extent that some people were astonished by her paintings and wondered "why a girl from a rich family was so tormented.“ Even when she lost interest she would be inspired by visiting Luxor, Nubia, and the Egyptian oases by visiting locals’ homes and sketching them. She has exhibited in Cairo, Alexandria, Venice, Sao Paulo, Rome, Paris, Dresden, Berlin, Warsaw, New Delhi, and Moscow. She was imprisoned and while her early prison paintings were portraits, her subject matter evolved into landscapes.

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