He was the Minister of Culture. Hosni won various national and international prizes. He renovated the Egyptian museums and established new ones, in addition to renovating al-Horreya Palace, which is now one of the most important landmarks of culture in Alexandria.
Farouk Hosni, Artist
Ibrahim Wanly established together with his brother, Seif, their own studio in 1935. He and his brother held many exhibitions, inside and outside Egypt, since 1942. He was appointed lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University, in 1957 as was his brother.
Ibrahim Adham Wanly, Artist
He is a painter, musician and writer. He was born in Alexandria in 1912. He is considered a pioneer of children journalism and comics. He was influenced by the Pharaonic art and the Japanese drawings. Music engrossed him; he played the lute and the tunbur (a long-necked, stringed instrument resembling the mandolin).
Hussein Picar, Painter
He is a pioneer of the Egyptian Cultural Renaissance. He is considered one of the major men-of-letters and Arab thinkers, who possess a vivacious ability to raise contention and national debates as regards contemporary issues. His novels and plays are still considered masterpieces of the Arab literature.
Tawfik Al- Hakeem, Writer
Born in Alexandria in 1892, Sayed Darweesg is considered a pioneer of Arab music. He is also considered the first to develop integrated artistic foundations of such theater lyrical forms: he was a pioneering revivalist of the musicals.
Sayed Darweesh, Singer & Composer
In the 1960s director David Lean, introduced Omar Sharif in his film, Lawrence of Arabia. This was his first ticket to international stardom. He was nominated for Oscars for his role in Doctor Zhivago.
Omar Sharif, Actor
He is the former President of the Republic. He abolished feudalism via agricultural reform laws-distributing lands on the crushed poor. His name and memory are stilم resonating in Egypt, the Arab World, Africa, Asia and Latin America, to date.