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Arts: Visual Arts and Artists: Egypt
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Egypt's visual art world is the largest and oldest in the Arab Middle East. From the opening of the first art school in 1908 to the burgeoning art scene of today, thousands of women have participated as artists, critics, curators, teachers, and collectors – many of them playing central roles of recognized importance. In the colonial period, aristocratic women studied drawing and painting mainly under the tutelage of European artists resident in Egypt, as knowledge of the arts and expertise in ma…

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Winegar, Jessica, “Arts: Visual Arts and Artists: Egypt”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0299b>
First published online: 2009

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