Mohsen (Mo) Rifaat was born in Egypt and has resided in Canada since 1968.
He holds degrees in architecture and urban planning, and has enjoyed a wide ranging career takening him to many far-away places. Although his professional life was mostly in the business, government and diplomatic worlds, Mo has never been long removed from his love of art, which was inherited from his late mother, Fatma Rifaat, the celebrated Egyptian artist.
In recent years he specialized in watercolour renderings ranging from buildings and structures, to still life, figure painting and landscapes. He holds regular beginner and advanced pencil drawing and watercolour workshops and work was exhibited in galleries in Egypt, Canada and England.