Baya Mahieddine

(Algeria, 1931 - 1998)
Baya Mahieddine, known as Baya, was an Algerian artist born in Bordj El Kiffan in 1931. She lost both her parents at the age of five and was raised by her grandmother. Unable to attend school, she worked as a servant for a French woman named Marguerite Camina. Baya would, later on, refer to this woman as her adoptive mother; she saw the artistic po...
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