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Camille Fox

Camille Fox

Camille Fox was born in Alexandria, Egypt and migrated with her family to Israel where they lived for several years before moving to Australia. She studied art at The National Art School in Sydney and oil painting at The Julian Ashton Art School. She designed medals for the Australian representatives at the Munich Olympic Games as well as the plaque presented to the Queen of England at the opening ceremony of the Sydney Opera House. In 2001, after visiting her son in Israel, Camille crossed the Sinai border into Egypt, which became a turning point in her artistic life. Memories of her childhood came flooding back with the sounds and the smells of a country buried deep in her subconscious. She had a poignant reunion with Mohamed, her grandfather’s bawab who Camille had not seen in over 40 years, bringing back memories of the times he would walk her in the rain to school and wait outside, looking through the window to ensure that she was settled in class. This painting, “The Walk to School,” is from that series, which portrays characters that are infused with distinct, somewhat quirky personalities that shine out from a world which now exists only in memories.