Miliana: Plastic artist Ahmed Benyoucef Stambouli passes away

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ALGIERS- Plastic artist Ahmed Benyoucef Stambouli died, on Friday in Miliana, at the age of 64, following a long illness, said his relatives.

Born in 1957 in Miliana, Ahmed Benyoucef Stambouli, had studied at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, before teaching drawing at the Regional School of Mostaganem from 1987 to 1998.

The deceased has to his credit several collective and individual exhibitions, carried out since 1989 in several cities of Algiers, Mostaganem, Oran, Tipaza, Algiers and Constantine in particular, and had worked in Tunisia and Libya between 1999 and 2001.

During his artistic career, the artist with the emblematic signature with Berber motifs, had been a member of several collectives, including the International Association of Plastic Arts of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco ) and the National Union of Plastic Arts, in Algeria and Tunisia and had, also, held, in his field, several positions of responsibility.

Designer of several murals and decorations of facades of public establishments, Ahmed Benyoucef Stambouli, also, made a stele bearing the image of Ali La Pointe (Ali Ammar, his real name), martyr of the Revolution, and illustration covers of collections of poems, on behalf of the Department of National Education.

Ahmed Benyoucef Stambouli will be buried, today Saturday in Miliana at the Sidi Braham cemetery.

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