At the age of 91 years, yesterday, the great Egyptian plastic artist, Adam Hanin, who is one of the most important sculptors in Egypt and the Arab world, left a special and influential imprint in the sculpting march in which he founded his school, and his style, which gained a global reputation.
Adam Hanin was born in Cairo in 1929, to a family whose origins date back to the city of Assiut in Upper Egypt, and has worked in jewelery making, adoring sculpture since his early childhood. He joined the School of Fine Arts in Cairo, then graduated from the Department of Sculpture in 1953, Hanin worked as a painter in the magazine Good Morning, and an art consultant at the editorial house for printing and publishing, then he traveled to Paris in 1971, where he resided there as a professional artist for 25 years.
Hanin worked between 1989-1998 with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture in the restoration of the statue of “Abu Houl” in Giza. After returning to Egypt in 1996, he set up his residence and a professional in a mud brick house, built by the architect Ramses Wisa, and in the same year established the Aswan International Symposium for Sculpture, an annual workshop and exhibition based on inviting sculptors from all over the world, to experiment, sculpt and display Local granite sculptures.
Adam Hanin was one of the most prominent contemporary sculptors in the Arab world, and during his artistic career he accomplished a large number of large and small works, using various materials, such as: granite, bronze, plaster, limestone, and pottery.
- The late artist left a special and influential imprint in the sculpture march.
Hanin founded a school and a special style that gained a global reputation.