7 Art Schools that Shaped Contemporary Nigerian Art

Warrior, Twins Seven Seven, 2004, Ink and Acrylic

The best advice to art collectors is: if you love it, buy it. For art lovers and collectors, an instinctive attraction to a piece is all you need to appreciate or collect it. However, some knowledge of how a piece fits into historical conversation can add to your enjoyment of the piece.

So we will take a look at Nigerian Art Schools. It’s amazing to see how contemporary Nigerian art, which was conceived about a century ago, has grown. It all started with Aina Onabolu (1881-1963). Onabolu was a self-taught artist who later studied art in England in the early 1920s. …


Adekemi is a lawyer and writer with a passion for the arts, particularly African art history. She is dedicated to discovering and documenting the most excellent artworks of our time. Follow her on Twitter at adekemitweets.
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