Hamed Nada

(b. 1924) Born in the old city of Cairo in 1924, Hamed graduated from the Royal Faculty of Fine Arts, receiving a degree with distinction for his graduation project, which explored Egyptian folklore. Upon its foundation, he was appointed professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts in Alexandria in 1957. In 1960 he left for Spain to study for a diploma in mural painting at the Academy of San Ferdinand. On his return to Cairo in 1962 he was appointed professor in the painting department at the Faculty of Fine Arts. He became the head of the department in 1977. Upon reaching retirement age in 1984, he worked part-time as a professor of wall painting until his death in 1990. Hamed Nada regularly contributed to group exhibitions, wining the Grand Prize at the Alexandria Biennale in 1959 and 1962.