Youssef Abdelke is active/lives in Syrian Arab Republic, France. Youssef Abdelke is known for social satire genre and still life painting, etching, collages.
Biography Youssef Abdelke
Youssef Abdelke is one of Syria's leading artists. A respected engraver and master draftsman, he is a great
observer of living phenomena, and while he is precise and methodical in his approach, there is also a poetic
side to his work.
With an extensive oeuvre that has been decades in the making, his subject matter has ranged
from highly political social satire to meditative still lifes that are unassuming yet powerful.
As such his work
has been influential to a number of young and emerging artists in the Arab world.
Born in Kamishli in 1951, he has lived in Paris since the late 1970s, shortly after graduating from Damascus
University's Faculty of Fine Arts. In 1986 he received a diploma in Etching from the Ecole Ayyam Auctions
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