Sayed Saad El Din has allowed his lifelong passion for art to evolve into a dynamic practice that is both contemporary in technique yet traditional in its subject. Stylized figures and geometric forms populate many of his compositions, yet at the root of them all is a striking contemplation of Egyptian culture.
Born in 1944, El Din was raised and schooled soaked in the rustic sun of Qena in Upper Egypt. After enrolling in the Faculty of Engineering at Minya University to please his parents, he soon realized his genuine calling was, in fact, making art. Relentlessly in the pursuit of his passion, he left Minya at the age of 17 and headed to Cairo to begin his formal art studies at the Leonardo Di Vinci Institute. While there, he enjoyed the mentorship of modernist painter Sayed Abdel Rassoul. From then on, his life as a painter and sculptor would unfold, with scholarship grants, numerous local and international awards, public commissions, and residencies abroad.