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DOLO, Amahiguere (<i>born</i> 1955), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DOLO, Amahiguere (born 1955), Sculptor

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Malian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1955, in Sanga.


Amahiguere Dolo's artistic vocation was formed as a result of several encounters. The first was with a blacksmith, whose work fascinated him. The traditional codes governing castes in Dogon society in Mali did not permit him, as the son of a peasant farmer, to practise this trade. He secretly defied the ban, then left his village and enrolled

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