Yasser Gad, a passionate artist, studied to become a writer. After a distinguished career at the Ministry of Culture, during which he experienced firsthand the rich cultural scene in Egypt, he decided to pursue a long-time passion he had for painting as well as his love of writing. He thus began to paint while also conducting research and writing about the history of Egyptian art.
Earned a degree in architecture, as well as in Egyptian Archaeological Literature, and went on to a long career with the Ministry of Culture, from 1998 until 2012. “My first introduction to fine art, as it is known today, was at an Orientalists Exhibition at the Cairo Opera House in 1998. This sparked my interest and I began reading about great works and masterpieces from the Orientalists era. Slowly but surely, I went on to explore modern art and spent 14 years just trying to understand what art really is. There is a lot to discover about art. It intrigues me reading about art, especially in Egypt,” recalls Gad. His passion for art grew with every piece of new information he learned.