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Cairo Exhibition Displays Works of Pioneering Political Cartoonist Alexander Saroukhan

Cairo Exhibition Displays Works of Pioneering Political Cartoonist Alexander Saroukhan

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Until the third week of May, art fans can visit the Al Masar gallery in Cairo’s Zamalek to see an exclusive exhibition displaying the works of prominent Egyptian-Armenian political cartoonist Alexander Saroukhan (1898-1977).

Simply entitled “Political Comedy,” the exhibition includes a collection of drawings and water colors of Egypt’s political scene, which the gallery says have never been shown before.

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Saroukhan, who was born in a Georgian province of the Russian Empire and in 1924 moved to Egypt following stays in Turkey and Belgium, published his work in numerous Arabic and international newspapers and periodicals.

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He is considered one of the pioneers of modern Egyptian political art and the exhibition, which runs until 26 May, should be a well-worth visit for anyone interested in Egyptian society, politics and culture.

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