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Youssef Abdelke

(b. 1951) Born in Qamechli, Syria in 1951, Abdelke now lives and works in Paris. He graduated from the College of Fine Arts, University of Damascus, 1976 and received a diploma in engraving from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris in 1986. He obtained his doctorate in plastic arts from the University of Paris VIII in 1989. He has taken part in many different areas of graphic art since 1968 including posters, logos and book covers and has written several books on the history of caricature in Syria and the Arab world. His works can be found in the National Museum of Damascus and in the collection of the Ministry of Culture in Syria.