Salah Taher

(Egyptian, b. 1911, d. 2007) is a renowned painter who began his career as an art educator in Alexandria. He rose to fame in the 1960s when he began his tenure as the head of the Museum of Modern Art in Cairo. In 1962 he was appointed the head of the Cairo Opera House and later on joined Al-Ahram newspaper adorning its walls with more than 35 paintings. His work has been exhibited in more than 80 art fairs in Egypt, Venice, NYC, San Francisco, Geneva, Beirut, Kuwait and Jeddah. His work is also part of the White House collection on rotation. In 1961 at the soft opening of the Bibliotheca Alexandria he was honored alongside Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz at an event called “the brush and the pen” with a book published about his work.

Salah-Taher

Salah Taher

Salah-Taher

(Egyptian, b. 1911, d. 2007) is a renowned painter who began his career as an art educator in Alexandria. He rose to fame in the 1960s when he began his tenure as the head of the Museum of Modern Art in Cairo. In 1962 he was appointed the head of the Cairo Opera House and later on joined Al-Ahram newspaper adorning its walls with more than 35 paintings. His work has been exhibited in more than 80 art fairs in Egypt, Venice, NYC, San Francisco, Geneva, Beirut, Kuwait and Jeddah. His work is also part of the White House collection on rotation. In 1961 at the soft opening of the Bibliotheca Alexandria he was honored alongside Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz at an event called “the brush and the pen” with a book published about his work.

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