ABDEL AZIZ SAAB
Born in Cairo in 1949, Saab graduated in 1970 from the school of Applied Arts in Cairo. He pursued in Italy for six years, where he was taught the art of Bronze Casting in Cavallari.
Saab was commissioned by the State to sculpt and erect statues representing Egyptian political and historical personalities or even cinema stars and singers. One of the most renowned is the statue of the Great Composer/Singer Mohammad Abdel Wahab. Now a landmark in the Modern Art Museum.
Saab is a member and exhibitor in the International Artists Association in Italy, and a recipient of 1st Mokhtar Prize in 1975.
The art of Saab is inspired by his mentors Mahmoud Mokhtar and Gamal Al Sageny. He draws his subject matter from the Egyptian social Life. Saab was commissioned to complete the Statue of the famous writer and scholar Abbas Al Akkad to be the landmark of the Akkad Square in Aswan.