Egyptian great artist Ragai Wanis passed away
- Thu, 18 May 2023 11:05:41 +0330
He was born in Lanciano, in the province of Chieti, on 11/30/1934.
Graduated in Law, humorist, graphic designer and contributor to Italian and foreign newspapers: "Travaso", "Paese Sera", "Marc'Aurelio", "Il Tempo", "Eulen Spiegel" (Germany), "Carsaf" (Turkey ).
He has illustrated various books, including "The landing on the moon" by Massimo Grillandi (F.lli Palombi Editore), "Il salvaserata" by Delfina Metz (Edizioni Sugarco), "San Francesco" by b. Rossetti (Edizioni Porziuncola) and "A carpet as a sail" by G. Pacchiani (Passigli Editore).
Author of "Humor Roma" awarded at the International Kartoenale 1990 in Beringen (Belgium), of "I Frentani" which obtained the Palme d'Or for illustrated literature at the International Exhibition of Bordighera in 1990, of "I Marrucini", " I Vestini "," I Peligni "and" I Pretuzi ".
He has received numerous awards:
"Palme d'Or" for drawing at the International Humor Exhibition in Bordighera (1979);
First Council of Europe Prize in Strasbourg (1973);
First Prize at the World Caricature Exhibition in Berlin (1980);
First Prize "Venice to be saved" in Bordighera (1972);
San Valentino d'Oro Award in Terni (1980).
First prize "Giuseppe Scalarini" for political satire in 1982
"President of the Republic" Award in 2011
He is part of the juries of National and International Humor Awards (Bordighera, Istanbul, Tolentino, Teheran, Belgrade, World Humor Awards).
He has done advertising work for CityBanc, Ford, Siae, Cit, Villa Banfi, Aci, British Leyland, Coni.
His works are exhibited in the museums of Tolentino, Gabrovo, Basel and Istanbul. Books: Humor Rome
I Marrucini (1990), I Vestini (1993), I Peligni (1995), I Pretuzi (1997), available at: Banca Popolare di Lanciano and Sulmona, Viale Cappuccini n ° 76 - Lanciano (CH): Frentani - Marruccini- Vestini- Peligni- Petruzi: humorous illustrations of history, traditions, folklore, illustrious men of yesterday and today, monuments, etc. of the Municipalities of the Abruzzo Region, formerly inhabited by the Italic tribes.
San Francesco Seconno Noantri (1994), available at: Edizioni Porziuncola, Santa Maria degli Angeli, 06088- Assisi (PG).
A Carpet like Vela (1998) available in bookstores and at: Passigli Editori, via Chiantigiana 62- Antella (FI).
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