Born in Cairo in 1929, Adam was one of the most prominent Egyptian sculptors who was trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cairo in 1953. He received the Luxor price in 1954 - 56 and his work was shown in Cairo, Alexandria and Munich. Adam later moved to Paris in a 1971 and began exploring painting in which he gained recognition for the use of ancient Egyptian themes and traditional materials. From 1989 to 1998 Henein headed the design team involved in the restoration of the Great Sphinx at Giza, drawing on his experience as a sculptor to determine how the monument was originally carved. In 1998 he was decorated for his service by the Egyptian government. Henein received Egypt’s State Medal, the State Merit Award, and the Mubarak Award in art. He also established the International Granite Sculpture Symposium in Aswan. El-Shorouk Publishing House and Skira Publishing Group published a complete book about his life and works.