Margo Veillon

Egyptian Harvests

Edited with an introduction Charlotte Hug

Margo Veillon, one of Egypt’s best known and best loved artists, has long been fascinated by the Egyptian countryside and the world of the fellahin

English edition
1 March 2000
168 pp.
90 color, 60 b/w illus.
24.5X31cm
ISBN 9789774245800
For sale worldwide

$29.95

Margo Veillon, one of Egypt’s best known and best loved artists, has long been fascinated by the Egyptian countryside and the world of the fellahin—the color and bustle of their villages, their hard labor in the fields. Here in this exceptional book is her collected vision of that world: decades’ worth of paintings, sketches, and photographs that capture all the color, vitality, toil, and dignity of life on the land under Egypt’s blazing but beneficent sun. She records the women’s chores, the floodwaters, the irrigation of the fields, their ploughing, the reaping of wheat and sugar cane, the picking of tomatoes and bananas. Her strong, rapid lines translate the calm, slow movements of the laborers with brio but also with serenity. This remarkable collection of images is a celebration of the agrarian scene: the sights, sounds, and smells of the Egyptian rural landscape rise from its pages.

Charlotte Hug

Margo Veillon was born in Cairo in 1907, the daughter of a Swiss businessman and his Austrian wife. She has spent much of her artistic career capturing the verve and movement of daily life in Egypt. She now spends her time between her homes in Cairo and Switzerland. Margo Veillon: The Bursting Movement was published by AUC Press in 1996.
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