Tahia Halim

Brilliantly revealing the Egyptian character in her works, Tahia Halim is one of the pioneers of
the Modern Expressive Movement in Egyptian Art. Her primary education took place inside the
Royal Palace where she was raised, as her father was the laureate of King Fouad. Simple and
poetic, many of her works have a strong connection to the Nile, depicting boats and popular and
national subject including her infatuation with the Nubian woman and scenes of old Nuba before
it was drowned under the waters of Nasser Lake. She produced her most confident and original
art in the fifties and sixties, which came to be known as folkloric impressionism. Distinct mixtures
of color and their distribution, create touches of intensity and boldness in her artworks.