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Abdelkader Houamel
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Born (1936-08-17)August 17, 1936
Died July 11, 2018(2018-07-11) (aged 81)
Nationality Algerian-Italian
Occupation painter

Abdelkhader Houamel (August 17, 1936 – July 11, 2018) was an Algerian painter. Born in N'Gaous, he is considered to be among the founders of contemporary Algerian painting.

Between 1955 and 1960, Abdelkhader Houamel was an active member of the National Liberation Front as part of his socialist and anti-colonialist beliefs. In 1960, Houamei's work was featured in its first solo exhibition, at the Salon des Arts in Tunis. Following that he began studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. In 1963, he received a gold medal in Arabian art, and since 1967 he has been the subject of several international exhibitions. In 1972, Houamei was decorated by Former President of Algeria, Houari Boumedienne. He lived in Italy since 1960.

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