Born in Cairo, Zeinab Al Sageny graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in 1956. She later earned her PhD in Art Education from Helwan University in 1978.
Al Sageny's art has become her very own trademark, a unique style that reveals elements of human nature. Mother and child represent the main fundamentals in Zeinab Al Sageny's art, expressing feelings of innocence, love and generosity. The setting is always Egypt in its rawest and beautiful form: The Nile, the mountains, the beach; further emphasizing her Egyptian identity.
Zeinab Al Sageny describes her work, as "an intermixture of a spiritual nature drawing its source from the Coptic icons, with its adoration and reverence, alongside the wonders of the Islamic miniatures..."