Born in Cairo, Egypt, the poetic style and colors of Rizk’s work are inspired by his travels around the world, including visits to cities such as Rome, Cairo, Beirut and Amman. The late Fahrenissa Zeid called him “Peintre Poète” while reviewing one of his early pieces. Rizk has a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from the Parsons School of Design in New York City. He also has Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University Of Southwestern Louisiana. In 1983, Rizk spent a summer in Paris at the École des Beaux Arts. Rizk’s work has been acquired by collectors all over the world, as well as institutions in the Middle East like the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman, Jordan. Rizk lives and works in downtown New York City. He travels to Amman and Cairo to keep the sun in his paintings.