Sawsan Amer is an Egyptian painter and art educator, considered as a pioneer Egyptian woman artist. She has been Director of the Art Research Unit at the Academy of the Arts and a professor on the faculty of Art Education at the College of Art Education.
Education and career
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, which has also inspired her artist work. She was noted for her paintings on glass and her collages, combining traditional iconography with personal imagery. Her work, inspired by traditional Arabic architecture, is noted for its rich color sense.
- Egyptian Cultural Center, Paris, 1978
- Egyptian Cultural Center, Paris, 1984
- Arab Artists, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, 1994 
- Egyptian Contemporary Art exhibition, Beirut, 1995
- Egyptian Artists, Beijing, 1994-1995 
- El saadi, Hoda (2007). Women Pioneers of Egyptian Art: Words and Images. Women and Memory forum.
- Sawsan Amer
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- Mullin Burnham, Anne (1994). "Reflections in Women's Eyes". Saudi Aramco World.
- The contemporary art of Arab women
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- Nashashibi, Salwa Mikdadi (1994). Forces of change: artists of the Arab world. International Council for Women in the Arts. p. 94.
- Nawar, Ahmed (January 2005). "Sawsan Amer". Al Hayat (in Arabic).
- Sawsan Amer (in Arabic)
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