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Besada Yakoub

Mount Holly, NJ 08060, U.S.A.
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Phone: 609-851-2073

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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.

Educational Background

1998 Institut's Degree of Restoration Mon
ument, Qena, Egypt
2000 Independant Study at Art Students League of New York


1998 Prestigious Hassan Heshmat Award - 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