Salah Taher obtained his Art degree
at the Academy of Fine Arts-Cairo,1934- , where he started his career,
became a Lecturer at the same
Taher, a prolific Artist, is also well known for his past contribution,
as an Art administrator, and a philosopher of Art. He is he recipient of
several important awards such as the "Highest State Award" 1974, the First
Prize Biennial Alexandria' 1996, and the "Guggenheim Foundation Award".
Although Taher's background is
well rooted in academic paintings, his concern for color has led to his
liberation from traditional values: his Art style has moved from Realistic, to
figurative symbolism, and finally to Abstraction, where he achieved his
The distinctive feature of
Taher's art remains his mastery of working with bold colors and use of
different tools especially, the hard tools such as the knife that he uses to
spread transparent coats of diluted paint.