Tahia Halim is one of the pioneers of the Modern Expressive Movement in the Egyptian Art in the 1960s, where she excelled in expressing the Egyptian character’s idiosyncrasies in her works. She has many works concerning the Nile, boats and the popular and national subjects for which she has been granted several honourary awards in Egypt and abroad.
Tahia Halin was born on 9.9.1919 in Sudan, where her family were living for work. Her primary education was inside the Royal Palace of Cairo, where she was raised, as her father was the laureate of King Fuad I of Egypt.
Tahia Halim studied art under important drawing teachers as the Lebanes painter Yussef Trabelsi and the Greek artist Gerom; then under the Egyptian artist Hamed Abdullah at his studio 1943, and after their marriage, in 1945, they left for Paris to join Julian Academy (1949-1951). Came back to Egypt, they taught together art in their private studio, in Down Town(near Tahrir Square)in Cairo. Tahia Halim received two devotion scholarships of Art Production in 1960 and in 1975.