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Abdel Hay, Abdel Badi known sometimes as Gomalocked

Egyptian, 20th century, male.

Born 1916, in Mallawi; died July 2004.

Sculptor. Animals.

Abdel Badi Abdel Hay studied sculpture in the free section of Cairo University's arts faculty. He often worked with hard stone such as granite, sometimes sculpting animal-like figures, elongating the surface area of his works to create work reminiscent of Pompon and Brancusi.

In 1945, 1946 and 1947, he was awarded the Prix Mokhtar, and in 1967 he was given a study grant by the ministry of culture. He took part in both national and international exhibitions, including Aspects of Contemporary Egyptian Art ( Visages de l'Art Contemporain Égyptien) at the Musée Galliera in Paris in 1971. He had a solo exhibition in 1945.


  • Ghazy, Badr El-Din Abou: Visages de l'art contemporain égyptien, exhibition catalogue, Musée Galliéra, Paris, 1971.