Batik Artist working at the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre
Saiid Ibrahim, 1958
Saiid joined the center in 1964 with 2 of his friends to work as a gardener. Ramses Wissa Wassef saw through his mischief a bright young boy. Taking him under his wing, he put order in his trouble filled life and taught him batik painting. Saiid is the only one of the second generation of artists under Yoanna’s guidance to be taught by Ramses.
Saiid’s personality is reflected in his bold lines and strong contrasting colours. His work has been displayed in many of the Centre’s exhibitions and in Egypt his work adorns The Cairo Opera House, El Ahram Newspaper building as well as several prestigious clubs. Abroad his work was exhibited in The Barbican Centre in London, Institute du monde Arab in Paris and the Roemer Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim in Germany among a few.