Omar El-Nagdi is a sculptor, director, musician and philosopher was born in Cairo in 1931 and studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts Helwan University, in 1953. He participated in many exhibitions and Biennales in Egypt, Europe and the former Soviet Union where he was awarded a one-year scholarship to study ceramics in 1959. Nagdi obtained a diploma from the Venice-based Ruskin Artistic Appreciation Institute, Italy. El-Nagdi made his mark in establishing the Egyptian identity in modern Egyptian art and has been awarded numerous awards including first prizes in Alexandria Biennale in 1966, 1968 and 1974. His works are exhibited at museums in Egypt, Italy, France, USA, England & Korea and has had numerous solo and collective exhibitions around the world.
Besides exhibiting El Nagi’s artwork in several of Al Masar Gallery’s group exhibitions, the gallery had the pleasure of exhibiting El Nagdi’s captivating artworks in two solo-exhibitions for the artist, “Egyptianism” in 2009 & “Impulsive Expressionism” in 2010.