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.


Hocine Himeur

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.


Bettina Heinen-Ayech (1937-2020): Portrait of the painter Hocine Himeur, 1990
Bettina Heinen-Ayech (1937-2020): Portrait of the painter Hocine Himeur, 1990

Hakim Benabda

Bettina Heinen-Ayech (1937-2020): Portrait of the painter Hakim Benabda, 2013
Bettina Heinen-Ayech (1937-2020): Portrait of the painter Hakim Benabda, 2013

Hocine Fnides

Hocine Fnides: Landscape near Guelma in Algeria, watercolor 2013
Hocine Fnides: Landscape near Guelma in Algeria, watercolor 2013

Alaimia Hacene

Alaimia Hacene, Almond trees at Djebel Houara near Guelaat bou Sbaa, 2017
Alaimia Hacene, Almond trees at Djebel Houara near Guelaat bou Sbaa, 2017

Reda Boukhatem

Bettina Heinen-Ayech (1937-2020): Portrait study by the painter Reda Boukhatem
Bettina Heinen-Ayech (1937-2020): Portrait study by the painter Reda Boukhatem

Veneta Smith

Bettina Heinen-Ayech (1937-2020): Portrait of the painter Venetha Smith, 1987
Bettina Heinen-Ayech (1937-2020): Portrait of the painter Venetha Smith, 1987

Marie-Thèrese Bicha

Marie-Thèrese Bugaud Bicha: Palms in Algerien, 1980
Marie-Thèrese Bugaud Bicha: Palms in Algerien, 1980