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Born: June 6th 1931
Date of death: June 3rd, 2001
Place of Birth: Cairo, Boulak District
Last place of residence: 12 Dr. Mohamed Khairy Street – Manial – Al-Rawda – Cairo
His children: “Hisham” an artist, and “Walid” manager of a Sharm El-Sheikh hotel
His wife: the artist Badr Hamada
The cartoonist, Bahgat Othman, is one of the prodigious Arab artists who topped the list of cartoonists since the time of Sarukhan, Muhammad Abdel Moneim Rakha, Ahmed Toghan, Bahgory, Salah Jahin and others who have built the art of caricature in the Arab world on their shoulders. An artist who lived the caricature rituals with great childhood passion and joy. He carried his exhibition in his shoulder bag whenever he travelled anywhere in the world.
Local and International Awards
Local Group Exhibitions
International Group Exhibitions/External Exhibitions
Publications and Works
In addition to caricatures, Bahgat has contributed to drawing many children’s magazines and books, one of his most famous contributions is drawing the Children’s Charter for UNICEF.
Bahgat was suffering from diabetes and health problems in the last years of his life, as he underwent several surgeries that greatly affected his psychological condition, especially after the death of his wife, the puppet designer, artist Badr. In the end, Bahjat died after a three-month battle with cancer
Bahgat was devoted to his work until his last days when his eyesight greatly weakened, but that did not prevent him from continuing to paint until his last breath.
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