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Enwonwu, Ben (1921 - 1994), sculptor, painter

Chika Okeke

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Nigerian sculptor and painter. He learned carving from his father and formally studied art with Kenneth Murray at Government College, Umuahia. In 1938 he exhibited in both London and Glasgow before teaching in Nigerian secondary schools from 1938 to 1943. His solo exhibition of 1943 in Lagos resulted in a scholarship to the Slade School of Art, London; he went on to study art and social anthropology at University College, London (1947). He was

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