Born in Cairo1958 . He studied painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo from 1976 where he graduated from the Mural Painting Section 1981.
Between 1982 -1985, he studied at Accademia di Belle Arte in Roma.
Breitner Academie, Amsterdam, 2002-03
Marouf lives and works in Cairo, Amsterdam and Milan.
Selected exhibitions :
Direktorenhaus, Berlin 2017, "Painting... this magnificent way of life" Helga Hofman gallery, "Muse" Ofok Gallery, Mahmoud Khalil Museum with the Italian artist Omar Galliani 2011, "Human body" Palace of Art 2010, "Contemporary views III" Al-Masar Gallery 2010, "Eighties" Ebdaa Gallery 2009, "Faces" Ofok Gallery 2009, "Gallery Salon 2" Palace of Art 2008, Luxor International Painting Symposium 2008, "11th Cairo Biennale", "100 Years Faculty of Fine Arts" Palace of Art 2008.The Sequence of face at Gallery Misr, Egypt 2014.
Internationally, he has shown his paintings at Museum Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome - Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris - PAN Amsterdam, Kunst Rai, as many solo shows in Netherlands and Dubai.
Essam Marouf's artworks are part of various private, corporate and museum collections locally and abroad.