Safeya Binzagr (Biographical details)

Safeya Binzagr (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; Saudi; Female; 1940)

Also known as

Binzagr, Safeya


Draughtsman and printmaker; born in Jeddah. Educated in Egypt and England. She studied art privately in Egypt in 1965 and achieved a diploma in drawing and graphics at St Martin’s School of Art. The Darat Safeya Binzagr, opened in 2000, houses both her paintings and a growing collection of costume and jewellery from Saudi Arabia. It is an important cultural institution in Jeddah, not only as an art gallery but also as a meeting place for artists, intellectuals and students.


Safeya Bizagr, Saudi Arabia: An artist's view of the past (Three continents publishers, Lausanne 1979)