Sobhy Guirguis

SOBHY GUIRGUIS was born in 1929 and passed away in 2013 in Cairo, Egypt where he lived and worked. Influenced by his father, a renowned nay (flute) player in Om Kalthoum orches- tra, Guirguis first enrolled to study music and then switched to arts. He received a BFA, MFA and PhD from the faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo in 1958 and obtained a postgraduate diploma in Florence in 1964. He received the prestigious first prize for sculpture in the Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean Coun- tries in 1994 and the Grand Prize of the Cairo International Biennale in 1994 amongst many others