Artists friends and students

Artist friends and students of Bettina Heinen-Ayech


Portrait drawing of Bettina Heinen-Ayech in your studio by your painting student Hocine Himeur, 1987
Portrait drawing of Bettina Heinen-Ayech in your studio by your painting student Hocine Himeur, 1987

During the course of more than 50 years in Algeria, Bettina Heinen-Ayech got to meet many artists. She always supported them and opened her atelier in Guelma to the numerous young artists in the region. Some were regular visitors and received tuition, others came for advice and encouragement.

Self-portrait by Hocine Himeur, ca.1990
Self-portrait by Hocine Himeur, ca.1990

Artist Hocine Himeur, along with painters Fnides, Boukhatem, Khaled-Khodja and Benabda, regularly visited the artist’s atelier. She also had a close relationship with artists Veneta Smith and Marie-Therese Bicha. Bettina regularly attended artist meetings and salons in Algeria.

Dr. Haroun Ayech


Hocine Himeur

Hocine Himeur, 1990
Hocine Himeur, 1990

Hakim Benabda

Hakim Benabda, 2013
Hakim Benabda, 2013

Veneta Smith

Venetha Smith, 1987
Venetha Smith, 1987