Said, Mahmud

Sa’id, Mahmud


Born Apr. 8, 1897, in Alexandria; died Apr. 8, 1964. Egyptian artist.

Sa’id studied in private schools in Alexandria. One of the pioneers of modern Egyptian painting, he strove to create a renaissance in Egyptian national art. Sa’id’s style is characterized by an emphasized three-dimensional shaping of figures, clear rhythmic composition, and rich color (Autumn, 1929, Museum of Fine Arts, Alexandria; View of Aswan, 1964, private collection, Alexandria).