- Also known as
primary name: Abdelke, Youssef
- individual; painter/draughtsman; Syrian; Syrian; Male
- Life dates
- Artist, born Qamishli, Syria, 1951; graduated from the College of Fine Arts, University of Damascus (1976) and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris (1986); obtained a doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Paris VIII. Work includes posters, book designs, illustrations for periodicals and children's books, caricatures. Exhibitions in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, including the International Biennial Imagining the Book, Alexandria, Egypt (2005), and solo exhibitions in Kuwait and at the Khan Assad Basha in Damascus, Syria. Works in the permanent collections of the Museum of Kuwait, the Shoman Foundation, and the Institut du Monde Arabe. Lived and worked in Paris 1981-2005, based now in Damascus.
- 'Modern Syrian Art at the British Museum', 4 July 2011-8 Januray 2012, BMP, p.6-7, 2001.
Porter, V, 'Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East' Dubai 2008, BMP, 2008, p. 140.
Porter, V, 'Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East', BMP, 2006, p.128.