Oways, Muhammad

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Oways, Muhammad


(also M. Ewiss). Born 1919 in Bani Suwayf. Egyptian painter.

Oways graduated from the Art Institute in Cairo in 1946. In his works he depicts contemporary scenes from the life of the working people. His paintings are marked by massive forms. Among Oways’ works are Building the Railroad (1956), Fishermen of Alexandria (1958), Egyptian Peasants (1962), The Popular Front (1960), and At the Aswan Dam.


Bogdanov, A. “Novyi geroi iskusstva.” Aziia i Afrika segodnia, 1967, no. 3.
Mohamed Ewiss. Foreword by F. Cremer. Leipzig, 1960.
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