Born in Cairo, Egypt October 20th, 1921
Died in Canada, 2001
Education and Work:
1939 - Graduated from the Italian Academy of Fine Arts in, The Leonardo da Vinci School in Cairo. Studies under Professor Ricardo Roberti.
1940-46 - Attended the Egyptian Academy of Fine Arts in Cairo. Studied under Professors Ahmed Sabry and Bikar Huessen.
1946-1964 - Mahdy worked for the Cairo Municipality, Department of Architecture, as an artist painter and architectural draftsman.
1950 - Returned to the Egyptian Academy and won the Luxor Prize, a two year grant for study at the Luxor Art Studio.
1952 - Continued his work for the Cairo Municipality, Department of Architecture, he also became an Art Adviser of the Newspaper Al Kahera.
1962 - Mahdy became Professor of Fine Arts, teaching drawing and painting at the Lycee Le Liberte in Cairo.
1964 - He recieved a Scholarship from the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, Cairo.
1939-1965 - Exhibited annually in the Salon Exhibitions in Cairo.
1949 - UNESCO exhibition, Beirut, Lebanon.
1952- One-man show Ghalion Gallery, Cairo.
1952 - Egyptian and Italian Exhibition, Cairo.
1962 - United Arab Republic and United States, Educational Exchange Commission, Fulbright Committee, Cairo, arranged a one-man show in Cairo.
c.1964 - The artist appears to have moved to Canada.
c.1964 - One-man Exhibtion Dominion Gallery, Montreal, Canada.