Mahmoud El Dowaihy was born in Aswan in 1978. He was tutored at the hands of the great artist Adam Henein as he was his assistant for several years in Aswan during the International Sculpture Symposium.
He moved to Cairo and worked as his assistance for several years during which he was prepared under the guidance of the pioneer sculptor Adam Henein to become a young sculptor full of sensitivity towards construction and vacuum in modem sculpture work.
The artist has participated in many museums at the State Auditorium since 2004 until today. He has many acquisitions at the Modern Art Museum and he has received the First Award for Sculpture in Young Artists Salon of 2005/2007 and Arts Award of 2008.