Youssef Francis

(Egyptian, b. 1934, d. 2001) received his bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts from the department of oil painting in 1957. He was a member of the Syndicate of Fine Artists and the Syndicate of Journalists. In addition to his work as an artist he served as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo. He also worked as a painter and writer for the Good Morning magazine at the Rosal Youssef Foundation, then Al-Ahram newspaper, and later he turned to film criticism. Francis has lived in both Cairo and Paris. He has published several books, five of which are about fine arts. He received the first prize for oil painting from the Cairo Salon, 1960. His style of painting is romantic, sometimes mixed with surrealism. The smoothness of his lines and formations and distinctive colors characterize Francis’s work.

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Youssef Francis

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(Egyptian, b. 1934, d. 2001) received his bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts from the department of oil painting in 1957. He was a member of the Syndicate of Fine Artists and the Syndicate of Journalists. In addition to his work as an artist he served as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo. He also worked as a painter and writer for the Good Morning magazine at the Rosal Youssef Foundation, then Al-Ahram newspaper, and later he turned to film criticism. Francis has lived in both Cairo and Paris. He has published several books, five of which are about fine arts. He received the first prize for oil painting from the Cairo Salon, 1960. His style of painting is romantic, sometimes mixed with surrealism. The smoothness of his lines and formations and distinctive colors characterize Francis’s work.

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