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Kamel Telmisany

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The painter Kamel Telmisany was a central figure in the activities of the Art and Freedom group in Cairo from 1937 to 1943; his illustrations for Georges Henein’s Déraisons d’être (1938) are especially notable. Becoming a movie-maker...


The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...Overview On February 4, 1937, a young Egyptian, Sorbonne-educated poet, Georges Henein, presented the surrealist movement in a public lecture in Cairo (Henein, 2006: 365–76). Over the next year, a group of artists and writers gathered...