Sawsan Amer

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Sawsan Amer
Born Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Occupation Artist, painter

Sawsan Amer is an Egyptian painter, considered as a "pioneer" Egyptian woman artist.[1]

Education and career[edit]

She graduated from the College of Art Education, and has been Director of the Art Research Unit at the Academy of the Arts and a professor on the faculty of Art Education. She has authored a book and numerous articles on folk art,[2] which has also inspired her artist work.[3] She was noted for her paintings on glass and her collages,[4] combining traditional iconography with personal imagery.[5] Her work, inspired by traditional Arabic architecture,[6] is noted for its rich color sense.[7]


  • Cairo Salon, 1972[8]
  • Research Award from the Egyptian Committee on Public Art, 1991 [8]



  1. ^ El saadi, Hoda (2007). Women Pioneers of Egyptian Art: Words and Images. Women and Memory forum. 
  2. ^ Sawsan Amer
  3. ^ Karnouk, Lilian (2005). Modern Egyptian art, 1910-2003. The American University in Cairo Press. p. 239. 
  4. ^ a b Mullin Burnham, Anne (1994). "Reflections in Women's Eyes". Saudi Aramco World. 
  5. ^ The contemporary art of Arab women
  6. ^ Aziza, Mohamed (1978). L'Image et l'Islam: l'image dans la société arabe contemporaine (in French). Albin Michel. p. 95. 
  7. ^ Nashashibi, Salwa Mikdadi (1994). Forces of change: artists of the Arab world. International Council for Women in the Arts. p. 94. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Nawar, Ahmed (January 2005). "Sawsan Amer". Al Hayat (in Arabic). 

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