ON THURSDAY, April 10, the exhibition “Women of Egypt” by the Norwegian-born, Egypt-based painter Britt Boutros-Ghali opened at Syra Arts in Washington, D.C.
MRS. BOUTROS-GHALI – who is considered one of the important Norwegian artists of this century – is known for her vibrant, colorful and energetic paintings. In the late 1950’s she studied painting and sculpture under Ellen Christensen and Ferdinand Lunde in Oslo. Her earliest work debuted in Paris at Galerie de L’Universit?in 1965 at the same time that Niki de Saint Phalle joined her onto the Paris art scene. She participated in the Abstract Expressionist movement in Europe in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and has exhibited internationally throughout her career. Her work is widely collected in both public and private collections worldwide.
BRITT Boutros-Ghali was born in 1937 in Svolvaer in northern Norway. She has spent the last 35 years in Egypt and her studio is a barge on the Nile. The many years spent in Egypt’s rich, colorful and exotic culture and environment has greatly influenced her work.
THE EXHIBIT runs through 10 May, 2014. Syra Arts is located at 1054 31st Street, N.W. #A, Canal Square in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. 20007. Tel. 202-733-8199.