EKE, Okaybulu




Graphic Artist, Painter Birth: 1916, in Ebem Ohafia, Abia State. Died 1958. Training: Self-taught; influenced by D. L. K. Nnachy and other students of Kenneth Murray, Teachers' Training College, Umuahia; graphic arts and illustration, government scholarship, London, 1952; also influenced by Aina Onabolu and Akinola Lasekan. Profile: Illustrated school texts, designed wall pictures, visual aids, Longman's Publishers, mostly during study years in London; designed posters on social welfare and the environment for the Federal Ministry of Information. Okediji 355 Group Exhibitions "Arts and Crafts Exhibition," Port Harcourt, 1944. "Nigerian Art Exhibition," British Council, Lagos, 1948. "Contemporary Nigerian Plastic Art Exhibition," Fourth National Arts Festival, Lagos State Cultural Centre, Lagos, 1974. "Nigerian Contemporary Art Symposium, Nsukka 1976," Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, March 22-25, 1976. FESTAC '77, Lagos, 1977. "Exhibition of Works by Contemporary Nigerian Artists," National Theatre, Lagos, September 4-9, 1977. "East Zonal Exhibition: Sodety of Nigerian Artists," Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, October 25-28, 1978. "Silver Jubilee National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September26- October 1, 1985. "Man in Focus," National Theatre, Lagos, December20, 1985-January 10, 1986. "Treasures of Asele Institute," Italian Cultural Institute, December 10-23, 1988. Awards & Honors First class Certificate of Merit, drawings and paintings, Art and Crafts Exhibition, Port Harcourt, 1944; Fellow (posthumous), Asele Institute, Nimo, 1985. Public Collections Asele Institute, Nimo. Lagos University Library, University of Lagos, Lagos. Drawing: "Mother and Child"; watercolor: "Abang." Works formerly in the collection of the Federal Society of Arts & Humanities, Lagos. National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos.
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