Artist of Nigeria

Author: Onyema Offoedu-Okeke

Editor: Prof. Sylvester Ogbechie

Project Manager/Publisher: Development Alternatives and Resource Center (DARC)

Funder: Ford Foundation, Office for West Africa


Artists of Nigeria is an anthology that provides an insightful overview of a vibrant context of modern and contemporary art in Africa. The book analyzes the different art systems and ideologies of over 110 different Nigerian artists, evident in the development of modern and contemporary art in Nigeria from the early 20th century to the early 21st century. Here the vibrant and often overlooked accomplishments of Nigerian Artists are given the attention they deserve by presenting a long overdue catalogue of extraordinary achievements of some of Nigeria’s most impressive and contemporary artists. The Nigerian Centenary Commission has recognised Artists of Nigeria as a literary anthology that captures the landscape of Nigeria’s art-history effectively.  It describes the different indigenous art systems and responses to modernity that influenced the development of modern and contemporary Nigerian for over 100 years.


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