Address: 125St. Catherine Street, Natchez, Mississippi 39120,USA. Birth: June 11, 1959, in Ikorodu, Lagos State. Training: Studied commercial art, London Educational Association, London; HND in graphic arts, Yaba Collegeof Technology, 1983; MA in art education, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, 1988. Profile: Full name, Tunde Famous Afolayan; professional name, Tunde Famous; illustrator, Ikere Ekiti; teacher, Government Teachers College, Ikorodu, Lagos, 1984-1990; part-time graphic design teacher, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, 1985-1986; artist-in-residence, Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, Port Gibson, Mississippi, USA, from 1990.Member: Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions "Portraits of a Time," National Museum, Lagos, May 19-26, 1990. Group Exhibitions "Offerings from the Gods," NationalTheatre, Lagos,June-July1985. "Symbolic Images,"Brady Gallery, Columbia, Missouri, USA, April 25-May 3, 1986. "Peopleand Feelings," Eagle House, Marina, Lagos, August28-September 16, 1986. "Creative Dialogue:SNAat 25," NationalTheatre, Lagos,November 27-December 10, 1989. Society of American Women Exhibition, Lagos, March 1990. Awards & Honors First prize, national painting competition, sponsored by Premier Breweries, 1981; third prize, national painting competition, sponsored by Mobil, 1983; national award forposter designcompetition byNational Committee for Action Against Apartheid, 1983; Dotun Okubanjo &Associates,Lagos, PSNaward, best student in Department of Graphic Arts, Yaba CollegeofTechnology, 1983. Public Collections University of Missouri, Department of Fine Arts, Columbia, Missouri, USA. Bibliography Olanipekun, Tunde. "National Oil Fuel Hows for Young Painters," The Guardian (Lagos) August 9, 1986, page 12. Olanipekun, Tunde. "People and FeelingsTurns out N18,000for Artists," The Guardian (Lagos) September 20, 1986. Olanipekun, Tunde. "A Portrait of Life,Livingand Essence," The Guardian (Lagos) May 11, 1990. Portraits ofa Time: An Exhibition of Recent Works by Tunde Famous Jr.; [held at the National Museum, Lagos,May19-26, 1990] / foreword by DeleJegede. [Lagos: La'Tuns & Associates, 1990]. [folder], illus.
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