Born in Cairo in 1932, Saleh Reda completed his studies at the College of Fine Arts and then went to study in Czechoslovakia, where he graduated in 1961 specializing in Ceramics.
Reda is considered one of the most outstanding Contemporary Egyptian Artists who represent the new movement in Egyptian Sculpture. Indeed most of Reda's works are concrete representation of the modernizing contemporary trends.
Throughout his career, Reda went through different stages, and was mainly influenced during his early periods by Folk motifs, and subsequently Arabic motifs. Other sources of inspiration were the Arabic Mashrabiya as well as the western abstract sculpture of the 20th century.
The artist is the recipient of many prestigious awards. To name a few: the Prize of Alexandria Biennale in 1966, Prize of the Baghdad Plastic Arts Festival in 1987, the State Prize of Egypt in Sculpture and the Jury Award from the Cairo International Biennale in 1992.
Reda, a prolific and active artist, has designed and executed several Stage Settings, has participated in several plastic art exhibitions, and is a member in several Art Committees.