Benin City.

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Profession Painter, Sculptor
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Attended University of Ibadan, Extra-Mural Department for African Studies, 1953; Yaba Technical Institute, Lagos, 1955- 1956; studied and took courses at the Musee de I'Homme in Paris, University of Besangon, France, British Museum, London, in Oxford, Belgium and Amsterdam, 1962-1964; studied in Mexico, 1968.

represented Nigeria at the exhibition “An Introduction to the Art of Black Africa,” Tehran, Iran, 1978-1979; curator, “Anrient Treasures of Nigeria: Legacy of Two Thousand Years”; curator, National Museum, Benin City, 1982-1988; operates Renaissance Art Gallery, Benin City; publisher, Benin Series and Benin Anthology, collections of oral tradition, history and art of the Benin Kingdom. Member: Sodety of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions National Museum, Benin City, December 1979. Group Exhibitions “Nigerian Art Exhibition,” British Council, Lagos, 1948. First World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar, Senegal, 1966. Writings by the Artist “Nigerian Art,” Nigeria (Lagos) no. 39: 244-251, 1952. illus. The Great Magician. Ibadan: Western Literature Committee, Ministry of Education, 1950. Benin Series I edited by Aghama Omoruyi. [Benin City]: Aghama Omoruyi, [1980]- . Benin Anthology I edited by Aghama Omoruyi. Benin City: Cultural Publications, 1981. 68pp., port. “Our Cultural Heritage,” Benin Series (Benin City) second edition: 1-11, [1983]. – Omoruyi, Aghama. Investment in Goodwill: The Story ofa Nigerian Philanthropist. Owerri: New Africa Publishing Company, 1987. See pages ix and 46-50.

Awards & Honors Prizewinner, Old Festival of the Arts, Lagos, 1950; second prize, essay competition, Daily Times, Lagos, 1956.

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