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SAMBA, Chéri (<i>born</i> 1956), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
SAMBA, Chéri (born 1956), Painter

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Congolese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 30 December 1956, in Madimba, Belgian Congo (now Kinto M'vuila, Democratic Republic of Congo).

Painter. Scenes with figures.

Chéri Samba's father was a smith. After leaving school, Samba went to Kinshasa in 1972, making a living producing shop signs. In 1975, he set up under his own name. Self-taught as a painter, he lives and works in Kinshasa in a rudimentary

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