1941 Born in Dairout, Middle Egypt, He received his general education in Dairout.

1958 He traveled to Cairo and joined the Institute of Art Education.

1959 He visited Syria and its monumental and artistic landmarks in Damascus, Allepo, Latakia and Hamat.

1962 He graduated from the Institute of Art Education and obtained his Bachelor degree in Art Education.

In August that year, he became Assistant Professor in the same Institute.

He founded with four of his colleagues: Ali Nabil, Nabil Al Husseni, Al Dawakhli and Reda Zaher the Group of Five Artists.                                   

He traveled to the old Nubia, before the Nile flooding, caused by the dam where he painted, and was very affected by its culture, as well as by  its artistic and spiritual mystic.

1964 He traveled to Italy, for the first time, and stayed for one month where he visited the landmarks and the museums of Rome & Venice.                                   

Then he traveled to England where he stayed for a month, and visited the Landmarks and museums of London, Oxford and Stratford.

He traveled to Athens in Greece, for the First time, and visited Acropolis

1965    He traveled again to Italy on a governmental scholarship to study in the Academy of Fine arts in Rome for a whole school year.

1966     He was transferred to the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence until his graduation.

1967     He graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in Florence.

1968     He returned to Cairo, where he became a Professor of Art & Design in the University of Helwan.

1981     He founded with three of his colleagues: Al Nashar, Al Razzaz and Nawar the Axis Group.

1984     He created his own personal atelier in Dahshour.

1989     He was elected Dean of Faculty of Art Education until 1994 and since then he   has been a Professor there.

1994     Designed stage scenes, Lighting effects for “Opera Aida”, for the Opera Prague Theatre.

             Appointed as Curator of Sao Paolo Biennale, Brazil.

1996     Appointed as General Curator for the International Cairo Biennale.

1997     A book about him was published, titled “Farghali” by Al Balka art Gallery,  Amman Jordan-Khaldoon Al Dawood.

Appointed as Curator of the International Biennale of Venice for Egypt.

Another book was published for him, entitled “Excavations for Spiritual Energies,”which held an interview between him and the writer Nabil Farag.

1997 A 3rd book was published about him entitled “the Legendary of Petra,” by Al Balka’s Art Gallery –Amman –Jordan-Khaldoon Al Dawood.


Member of the Writers and Artist atelier of Cairo.

Member in the Syndicate of Artist, where he was elected during the 80,s as a general secretary.

Member in the Plastic Shaping Committee in the higher Council of Culture from 1981 to 1997.

Member in the Association of the Friends of Fine Art in Florence, Italy.

Member in the Association of the Friends of Fine Art in Cairo, Egypt.

Was a member of the Egyptian Higher Council Administration of Aida until 1997.

Member in the Ghoury Artistic Association.

Member of Jury Committees of the Incentive State Awards.

Supervised a large number of thesis’s  relative P.H.D. and Master degrees.

Gave Lectures on art in  Egypt, Arab and International Artistic Movements in Egypt & abroad..