Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print




Ragai Karas, Dorval
Member Since June 2008
Artist Statement
Biography of R.Karas
Watercolor artist

R. Karas is specialized in watercolor street scenes, landscape and
Greeting cards.

His work was featured in book publications and regularly on the
Cover of the Montreal Star Scene Magazine, he has traveled
Extensively throughout Canada, US, Europe, S. America and the
Middle East.

Born in Cairo Egypt, and immigrated in 1968 to the USA then to Canada 1971. He
Received his BFA in 1961 from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo. He has been Painting watercolors for the past forty years, with numerous Exhibitions, in Egypt, United States and Canada.

His work can be found in private and public collections in Egypt, France and North America.

Much of his work was featured on the cover of the "Montreal
Star Scene Magazine", recently reproduced as Greeting Cards.
He is an associate member of the American Watercolor Society.
He is painting now full time where he lives in Montreal.



PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND :

1961 Art Professor (College de la St. Famille, Cairo)
1963 Set Designer (Cairo)
1965 Graphic Designer (20th Century Fox, Cairo)
1968 Interior Designer (USA.)
1972 Interior Designer (Montreal)
1975 Art Teacher, (Montreal).
1989 Art Teacher (Northern Quebec)
1991-present Graphic Artist (Design Studio).



EXHIBITIONS: 1966 La Societe des Amis de l'Art, Salon du Cairo.
1969 Bristol Art Museum, Rhode Island USA.
1970 Bristol Art Museum, Rhode Island USA.
1972 Laurentien Hotel, Montreal.
1973 City Hall, Brossard.
1979 Place Ville Marie.
1980 One Man Show, Suzel Carl Galarie.
1980 One-Man Show, Arts Club Montreal.
1980 Galarie d'Art (GB),salon des peintres du Quebec
sous le theme "Une page d'histoire du Quebec".
1981 One Man Show, Gallery Mihalis, Montreal.
1982 Group Show, Gallery l'Ace, Montreal.
1983 National Exhibition, National Library of Canada.
1984 Group Show, Canadian Watercolor Society.
1984 Group Show, Egyptian Community Center.
1984 One Man Show, Akhnaton Gallery, Egypt.
1992 Group Show, Dorval Artists Association.
1994 Arts Auction 57 WCFE TV. Mountain Lake Plattsburgh.
1999 Exhibition, Gallery Salama, Cairo, Egypt.
1999 Exhibition, Gallery Doroub, Cairo Egypt.
2000 Arts Auction 57 WCFE TV. Mountain Lake, Plattsburgh.
2001 Group show Le Levant Art Association.
2002 Group show Le Levant Art Association.
2003 El Asala festival, Egypt.
2003 Group show LE Levant Art Association.
2004 Group show Le Levant Art Association.
2004 One man show “on the occasion of the 50th anniversary, The Embassy
of Canada, Cairo Egypt”.
2005 Group show, Le Levant Art Association.

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:


· Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
The Honorable Mrs. Lise Thibault
· USA Ambassador to Egypt
· West mount city hall
· Anglican diocese of Montreal
· Ministry of cultural affairs, Egypt
· Mrs. Rene Lavesque
· Dr. A. Asswad (Canada)
· Dr. S. Fanous (Canada)
· Dr. N. Fanous (Canada)
· Mr. Wimmel (Cultural Attaché USA, Egypt)
· Sidtor industries inc. Montreal

MEMBERSHIP: Associate member, AWS USA.

Syndicate of plastic Arts Egypt.
Egyptian national committee, international
Association of Art, UNESCO.

Awards: * Prix De Excellence 2003 “Le Levant”.
* Gold Medal 2004 “Le Levant”.
* Merit Certificate 2003 “ El Asala Festival. Egypt”.


PUBLICATIONS about the Artist: Egypt’s Art Pioneers
And vanguards. 3rd edition
Author: Mochtar El Attar


Phone: (514) 631-2459
E-Mail: ragaikaras54@hotmail.com
Web site: http://watercolor10.tripod.com








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Product No 1074577
Subjects Landscape, Nature & Outdoors
Style Fine Art
Medium
Tags Karas, Ragai, arts, fine, landscape, nature, paintings, ragai, trees, watercolors