Zamalek Art Gallery is proud to host an honorary exhibition for Kamal Ebeed (1918-2002), with a retrospective exhibition of his artworks. Kamal Ebeed is a diverse artist with a comprehensive body of work: from sculpture and painting, to ceramics as well as pencil & ink drawings.
A professor through and through, Ebeed proved to be an inspiration to student artists he taught and who grew to be become masters of their own. His approach to teaching - structured, patient and detailed - mirrors his artistic style: artworks that are academic and true to their essence.
Zamalek Art Gallery represents Kamal Ebeed's glorious bronze sculptures, varying in size from the life-sized rabbit or cat head, to the larger than life, majestic lion head. His animal busts rival his human portraits in their closeness to reality, and his sculptures as a whole all exude a sense of magnificence and dignity.
His paintings, subdued in both content and palette, are in stark contrast to his ceramics, which are brightly ornamented. Equally precise in his academic approach, his ink and pencil drawings are compositionally and conceptually his most intriguing works, with ancient and modern history colliding neatly in a precise mathematical manner.
Kamal Ebeed is an artist of balance and composure, a teacher whose work professes his love for art.