Mostafa El Razzaz (b. 1942) is an Egyptian painter, sculptor, art historian, critic and professor of graphics at Helwan University. He is the 2017 recipient of Egypt’s highest state award, the Nile Award in Arts. Razzaz studied art in Cairo, Oslo, and New York. His work has been shown in over one hundred private exhibits in Egypt, the Netherlands, Italy, Tunisia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and the United States. He has also exhibited in group shows in Egypt, Canada, Germany, Algeria, Kenya, China, Japan, Hungary, Bahrain, Cuba, Brazil, Iraq, Tunisia, Russia, Morocco, Jordan, Mexico, Abu Dhabi, India, and Italy, including at the Venice Biennale. His work can be found in private as well as public collections, including the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art, the Ohio University Museum, the National Museum of Titograd, the National Museum of Jordan, the National Museum of Kuwait and the Egyptian Presidential House. His public art – mosaics, frescoes, metal work, and stained glass – can be seen in Cairo, Giza, and Sharm el Sheikh.