Sculptor Birth: [ca.1927], in Benin City, Edo State. Training: Learned bronze casting from his grandfather; otherwise, self-taught. Profile: Executed many commissioned works, both in Nigeria and abroad. Solo Exhibitions Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, 1984. Group Exhibitions "Contemporary Nigerian Sculpture on the Occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the University of Ife," Ile-Ife, September-October 1973. University of Lagos, Lagos, 1974. "Ausstellung Nigerianische Kunst der Gegenwart," Bonn, Germany, August 9-18, 1982. "Contemporary Nigerian Sculptures," University of Ife, Ile-Ife, September-October 1983. National Theatre, Lagos, 1984. "Silver Jubilee National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 26- October 1, 1985. "Wooden Sculptures by Anthony O. Efionayi and Drawings by Tijani Mayakiri," Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, June 1987. Awards & Honors Second prize, First Annual Inter-Club Festival Competition of Art, Benin City, 1962. Public Collections National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos. Wood sculptures: "Igue Festival" and "Gong Dancer." Bibliography Catalogue; [exhibition of Anthony Efionayi, Lamidi Fakeye, Isiaka Osunde and Abayomi Barber held at the University of Lagos, 1974] / essay by Abayomi Barber; [sponsored by the Faculty of Art, University of Lagos, Lagos. Lagos: s.n., 1974]. 13pp. An Exhibition of Wooden Sculptures by Anthony O. Efionayi and Drawings by Tijani Mayakiri; [held at the Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, June 1987]. Lagos: Italian Cultural Institute, 1987. 16pp. illus. See also references: 132, 231, 239, 294. Information not verified by the artist.
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