Chant Avedissian was born in 1951 in Cairo, the son of Armenian refugees. After studying at the School of Art and Design in Montreal and the National Higher School of Decorative Arts in Paris during the 1970s, he returned to Egypt. His work encompasses photography, costume and textile design as well as his signature stencil paintings containing icons and symbols from Egyptian life and history. His work is in the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian; the British Museum; the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam; the National Museum of Scotland; and the National Gallery of Jordan.
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