George Bahgory Paints


Exciting news! I have just finished a wonderful project with Obelisque Publications and Lamia Hassanein, founder of Obelisque. Lamia asked me to write the Introduction to this book, Bahgory Legacy. What a great honor! Of course, this gave me the opportunity to spend many pleasant afternoons on George Bahgory’s terrace rooftop listening to his life’s stories.  George permits a few rare minutes that capture him at the start of a painting.

“At first,” Bahgory says, looking away as if to recapture distant memories, “when I moved into this house, I was annoyed with the noise from the auto mechanics in the streets. Then, I realized the pounding of metal was not a bad noise; it was the music of earning a living. I said to myself, ‘I must be like them,’” and I am inspired to make painting in this humble place.”

Bahgory Legacy

All Photographs and text are under international copyright laws. No re-use without the written permission of Lesley Lababidi 2023.

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