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Besada Yakoub

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Sculptor Besada Yakoub
Besada Yakoub

About Besada Yakoub

Besada Yakoub is an Egyptian (Coptic) sculptor, stone carver. He was trained in Egypt but currently lives in NJ, USA. He participated in many public projects at Johnson Atelier, New Jersey. He loves to carve such stones as granite, limestone, basalt and marble. His sculptures are related to traditional art, he carves interior small pieces as well as outside large-scale projects. Besada Yakoub has 5 carved Ancient Egyptian Reliefs permanently displayed at El Gouna Museum, Egypt. In 2003 he received a prestigious grant from The George and Helen Segal Foundation.

Exhibition History of Besada Yakoub

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas (2013-2014)

Open Studio, Artists in Action, Johnson Atelier, New Jersey (2013)

Pavilion Art Gallery at Virtua Memorial Hospital, Burlington County, New Jersey

The 67th Annual Exhibition at National Sculpture Society in New York and North Carolina

The Aswan international Symposium of Sculpture workshop in Aswan, Egypt

The Extra Gallery exhibition in Cairo, Egypt.

Biography / CV of Besada Yakoub

Bessada Yakoub`s Biography
Born and trained in Egypt, Besada Yakoub did early carved reliefs in native limestone, eventually carving statues in the around. He came to appreciate and love carving harder stones, like granite and basalt. He has been a master carver with the Johnson Atelier stone division and in 2003 received a grant from the George and Helen Segal Foundation.

Awards and Prizes of Besada Yakoub

Besada Yakoub`s awards
1998 Prestigious Hassan Heshmat Award - The Fine Art Society of Cairo, Egypt

2001 Herk Ven Tongeren Memorial Sculpture Fund Award, Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture in Mercerville, New Jersey

2003 The George and Helen Segal Foundation Grant, New Jersey

2013 The 3d Prize at The Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition in San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas.

Public Works of Besada Yakoub

Bessada Yakoub`s Public Works
Foundation Stone for the Coptic Orthodox Church - Archangel Michacl Howell

Sculpting five ancient Egyptian Relief`s, Three Lime Stone carvings, two Schist carvings, and five reliefs. Can be seen at EL Gouna Museum in Hurghada, Egypt.

Qualifications / Education of Besada Yakoub

Bessada Yakoub`s education
1998 Institut`s Degree of Restoration Monument, Qena, Egypt
2000 Independant Study at Art Students League of New York.

Price Range of Work

Besada Yakoub's work has a price range of around £6,334

Mediums utilised

Besada Yakoub's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Besada Yakoub's work is found in the following categories on site:
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone (5)
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures (2)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (2)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (2)
Restful Sleeping Dozing Day Dreaming sculpture statue (2)
Transport including Road / Rail / Air / Aircraft / Sea / Maritime
Sea Fish Sculptures
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Architectural Sculptures
Boats Ships Canoes Dinghies Sculptures Yachts Statues
Bas Reliefs or Low Reliefs
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Small Animal Sculptures
Rodents Sculptures
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Young Animal Bird, Reptile or Amphibian and possibly Insects Statues
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
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