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Baba Wagué Diakité
Award winning Malian book artist, musician, storyteller. Artwork includes painted ceramics, book art and sculpture. [posted: May 11, 2009]
Jackie Abrams
Jackie Abrams is a contemporary basketry and fiber artist who counts Africa among her strong influences: "The fabrics, the colors, the cultures, the earth, and the people continue to impact the vessels I create." [posted: Aug 08, 2006]
Ibou N'Diaye
"Ibou N'Diaye learned to sculpt by observing elder sculptors in Bandiagara, Mali, his hometown. Using hatchets, adzes, files, and chisels; Ibou carves mahogany and ebony. He integrates traditional and modern forms, resulting in a style that retains the essential aspects of Dogon sculpture. He currently resides in Takoma Park, MD." [posted: Mar 05, 2004]
Nike Davies Okundaye
Website for Nigerian textile artist Nike Davies Okundaye. "While she is known for her colorful batik and paintings that offers a modernist gloss on traditional themes, she was brought up amidst the traditional weaving and dying practiced in her native village of Ogidi in Western Nigeria. Her fame as an artist and teacher has taken her all over the globe." Her website has information about the various art centers she established in Nigeria to train artists and the tours offered to overseas visitors. [posted: Mar 05, 2004]
Hollis Chatelain
Web site of quilter Hollis Chatelain. "The twelve years I lived in Africa have deeply influenced me. Six months after moving back to the United States, my longing for Africa was so great that I started to paint African images in order to put me back into the life I loved so much. I feel Americans should know more about the joy, harmony, and pride of the African people, rather than only hearing about the suffering and turmoil so commonly depicted in the media. I would like viewers to see my African imagery as a tribute to a people I truly admire and respect." [posted: Mar 04, 2004]
Chief Jimoh Buraimoh
This is the web site of Jimoh Buraimoh, one of Nigeria's most influential artists and one of the members of the "Oshogbo School of Art". Buraimoh has worked in a variety of different mediums - paintings, mosaics, prints and bead-painting. In addition to examples of his artwork, his site has information about a gallery and a hotel he built in Osogbo, and a book he has authored about his art. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]
Antognoni Brunhoso
Painter Antognoni Brunhoso, originally from Angola, currently lives in the Netherlands. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]
Jonathan Mavua Lessor
Jonathan Lessor is a Nigerian painter. "My favourite subjects are often those in which most of the units or elements are not fixed but always in constant state of flux. There must be movement for it to arouse my interest." [posted: Mar 04, 2004]
Victor Ekpuk
Nigerian artist Victor Ekpuk. "My interest and challenge in creating art has been to use elements of ancient African art, especially the writing systems, to express contemporary experiences. Writing and graphic symbols are the main inspiration for my style. They greatly feed the love for expressing myself with these ancient forms, particularly those of Nsibidi, an indigenous African system of communication that employs graphic signs, as well as pantomime and the placement of objects to convey concepts." [posted: Mar 04, 2004]
Victor Ehikhamenor
"Victor was born in Edo State, Nigeria; a place rich in folkloric tradition and materials. As a young boy, he was privileged to witness many festivals that were highly spiritual; these now form the pillars and bedrock of his creativity." Victor currently lives in the United States. [hint: on his web site, click the dots below the first works in each gallery] [posted: Mar 04, 2004]
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