Adli Rizkallah

Rizkallah's childhood was colored and marked by the very unique character of the harsh and rich nature of his native town in Upper Egypt. As an adolescent he had to work from the age of fourteen to support himself and to pay for his studies. He grew up to be responsible and hardworking. He dreamed of being a pianist but soon realized that this was not his fate, since the piano is an instrument of the wealthy. Meanwhile, his love for drawing and painting imposed itself upon him. He joined the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo, where he acquired a solid academic education and background.

In the wake of the 1967 war Rizkallah settled in France for a decade. He found his true voice in Paris, where he created his first watercolor painting after long years of research. Ten years later, he returned to Egypt never to leave again, determined to follow his inspiration and be guided by the essence of his work.

Adli Rizkallah left our world on the 15th of September 2010.