عبد الحليم البرجيني Abdel-Haleem Al-Borgainy

 

عبد الحليم البرجينيAbdel-Haleem Al-Borgainy

Born in 1930, Mohammad Abdel-Haleem Abdel-Moneim is known as Abdel-Haleem Al-Borgainy, named after his village, Borgayah, in Minia, in Upper Egypt. In 1955, he graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts with a degree in Graphics. He is a member of the Press Syndicate.

Al-Borgainy began his career as a proofreader for Akhbar Al Yom publication house in 1951, then one year later as an illustrator and writer at Al Geel magazine. In 1955, he worked as a senior artist for UNESCO, and in 1959, for Al Shaab daily newspaper. In 1961, Al-Borgainy started a journalistic tour around African countries that lasted for nine months. In 1969, he worked as an art consultant in Al Ayyam press Foundation in Sudan, and from 1973 until 1998 as an art consultant for GHQ of armed forces in AbuDhabi.

In 1952, Al-Borgainy was awarded the first prize in Mokhtar competition, and in 1959, won a prize of the High Council of arts. Together with Hassan Hakem and Mostafa Hussein in 1962, he directed two Egyptian animated cartoons: Titi and Rashwan and Al Daynasor wa Al Namla (The Dinosaur and the Ant). He has drawn for children in several books and magazines.

His works were cited in a number of researches (Master, PhD), in the Faculty of Fine Arts, in order to show the artist's contributions in printed media. Also, a research for the Permanent Scientific Council of Fine Arts, Helwan University considered the artist one of the second generation leaders who has a remarkable achievement in the field of books, layout development, illustration and strips.

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