Houssein Miloudi's biography

Houssein Miloudi was born in 1945 in Essaouira, Morocco.

After obtaining his plastic art diploma from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Casablanca, Houssein Miloudi registered at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and then returned to Essaouira, his hometown.

Since his first exhibition in 1968, Houssein Miloudi is known for his artistic language that is influenced by traditional sources: the writings on Msid tablets, the written forms on amulets (hjab) used to protect from the evil eye and the shapes printed on rural arts.

Even though his work is inspired by shapes that are rooted in local culture, he was able to create his own artistic language without evocating directly or literally his sources of inspiration. This language enriched the Moroccan creation and raised Miloudi up to be one of the most influential artist in Morocco.

Miloudi’s works can ben found, among others, in the collections of the Royal Palace of Spain, the ONA Foundation (Morocco), the Merrill C. Berman Collection (United-States), and in private collections in Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, Iraq, Lebanon, France, Germany, United-States, Belgium and Poland.

Miloudi lives and works in Essaouira.

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