Pioneer of Modern Nigerian Art: Bio Timeline of Afi Ekong

Constance Afiong ‘Afi’ Ekong (1930 – 2009), Nigerian artist, designer, art collector, art promoter and humanitarian, is renowned for establishing the first private art gallery in Nigeria, The Bronze Gallery. Afi was the first female Nigerian artist trained abroad and the first female artist to hold a solo art exhibition in Nigeria. On her return from England in the 1950s, Afi, …

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