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EL ANATSUI (<i>born</i> 1944), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
EL ANATSUI (born 1944), Sculptor

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Ghanaian, 20th century, male.

Active in Nigeria.

Born 1944, in Anyako, Ghana.

Sculptor.

El Anatsui did a degree in education and took up a teaching post in sculpture at Nsukka University in Lagos in 1975. He works in wood in a 'violent' manner, sawing, burning and painting in an eclectic mix of different artistic traditions, including the Uli painting and Nok sculpture of Nigeria, which he treats in a

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