Son of a stevedore and a stowaway, W. Pharaoh was born on the docks of the Suez Canal in the mid 1960’s


As a young man, Pharaoh aspired to write provocative paperbacks and combed the back alleys of Cairo in search of vintage pulp novels. 


Mr. Pharaoh began making art after a harrowing experience in Philadelphia when Nude Descending A Staircase fell off the wall and broke his foot. 


Pharaoh still claims he’s short on talent but long on experience. 


....this critic’s opinion is it’s just the reverse. 


Ferdinand de Lesseps

Bisbee, Arizona - July 2019

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