19 May-15 June 2011. This exhibition pays homage to the prominent Egyptian painter Salah Taher, who died in 2007, on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Taher reached fame in the 1960s when he was appointed head of the Museum of Modern Arts of Cairo and in 1962 head of the Cairo Opera.
Among the numerous prices and recognitions in 1961 Taher received the Guggenheim Award. Throughout his career Taher produced more than 15,000 paintings and held more than 80 exhibitions worldwide. For the Al-Ahram newspaper Taher painted more than 35 paintings, which decorate the walls of its building.
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