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Inji Aflatoun

Thursday، 03 March 2016 - 02:19 PM

Inji Eflatoun pursued free studies in art. Since 1942, she participated in the exhibitions of the avant-garde, "Art and Freedom Group".

This was the first society that attempted to free modern Egyptian art from the bonds of the academism and formalism then prevailing.In March 1952, she had her first one-person exhibition in Cairo and from that time, she held 28 solo shows in Egypt and abroad.

She has exhibited in Rome in 1967, at the "Paese Nove" gallery; in Paris at the " Galerie de l’Universite’ "; in Dresden, East Germany; Warsaw, Poland; Moscow and Prague.

She held a one-person show in 1979, in New Delhi, India; in 1981 at the Egyptian Academy in Rome; and in 1988 in Kuwait. She has also participated in group exhibitions such as the Biennale of Sao Paolo in 1953; the Biennale of Venice 1968; and the Contemporary Egyptian Art exhibition in Paris in 1971.

In 1975, Mrs. Eflatoun helped organize the “Ten Egyptian Women Artists in Half a Century” exhibition, held in Cairo on the occasion of the international Year for Women and in which she took part.

In 1976, she was in charge of Egyptian Pavilion at the 87th "Salon des Independants" in Paris in the Grand Palais.The artist’s works are shown in the modern art museums in Cairo, Dresden, the National Museum in Warsaw and Oriental Museum in Sophia, the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, the Italian Deputies Council and by private collectors in Egypt and abroad.In 1986, she was awarded the medal ”Cavalier of the Arts and Literature” by the French Ministry of Culture.Inji Eflatoun died in 1989.

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