HAIG, David-West

Graphic Artist, Painter Address: 208 W 23rd Street, no. 1201, New York, NY 10011 USA. Birth: June 18, 1946 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Training: BA (First Class Hons), Ahmadu Bello University, 1970, specializing in graphics; MA in art and design, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, 1971; postgraduate diploma, Akademi Sztuk Piekny, Warsaw, Poland, 1972; PhD in art education and aesthetics, New York University, New York, USA, 1976. Profile: Full name, Pryde Haig David-West; graphic designer, Nigerian Television, Lagos, 1966-1969; art editor, Normedia Group, Lagos, 1967-1969; freelance graphic designer since 1970; consultant designer, Concert Managers, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 1970-1971; lecturer, graphic design, University of Georgia, Athens, USA, 1972- 1973; lecturer, Mountain Health Services, Blairsville, Georgia, USA, 1973; Prince Street Center, New York, USA, 1973-1975; John D. Rockfeller III Fund, New York, USA, 1974; chief executive, Rivers State Council for Arts & Culture, Port Harcourt, 1977-1979; lecturer, graphic design, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1975-1976; designerin- residence, Wolfgang Museum, Essen, Germany, 1980; guest poster designer, Wi-Verlag, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1980; Nigeria coordinator, UNESCO Calendar Project, Paris, France, 1981; guest designer, Al- Mouhit Cultural Foundation, Tangier, Morocco, 1984; senior lecturer/ principal lecturer, Department of Fine & Applied Arts, Rivers State College of Education, Port Harcourt, 1981-1988; dean, faculty of arts, Rivers State College of Education, Port Harcourt, 1986-1988; chairman, Haig-Betanova Centre, Port Harcourt, from 1988. Member: International Council of Graphic Design Association, London. Solo Exhibitions Paintings and Drawings, USIS, Kaduna; USIS Kano, 1969. Paintings, Drawings and Graphic Designs, USIS, Lagos; Government Hall, Port Harcourt, 1970. Drawings and Graphic Designs, Black History Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 1971. Paintings and Drawings, Three Confinents Gallery, Warsaw, Poland; Klub Kropka, Gliwice, Poland; Wroclaw, Poland, 1972. Exhibition of Posters, Goethe Institute, Lagos, 1980. Group Exhibitions Arts Building, Zaria, 1970. "Five Rivers State Artists," Contemporary Arts Gallery, Rivers State Council for Arts & Culture, Port Harcourt, 1976. "Nigerian Contemporary Art Symposium, Nsukka 1976," Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, March 22-25, 1976 "Eight Contemporary Artists," Contemporary Arts Gallery, Rivers State Council for Arts & Culture, Port Harcourt, 1977. Seventh InternaHonal Poster Biennial, Warsaw, Poland, 1978. "ExhibiHon of Paintings," Gong Gallery, Lagos, 1979. Third Lhafi InternaHonal Poster Biennial, Lhati, Finland, 1979. Baghdad InternaHonal Poster ExhibiHon, Iraqi Cultural Centre, London, March 28- April 17, 1979; Baghdad, May 9-May 30, 1979. Eighth InternaHonal Poster Biennial, Warsaw, Poland, 1980. "NaHonal Art ExhibiHon," NaHonalTheatre, Lagos, September 25-October 1, 1980. NaHonal Gallery of Modem Art, NaHonal Theater, Lagos, September 1981. "Graphic Design of the City of Port Harcourt," InternaHonal Council of Graphic Design Associafion, London, 1982. "Nigerianische Kunst Ausstellung," Nigerian Cultural Centre, Bonn, March 18- April 1, 1982; Ingleheim and Berlin, Germany, 1982. "EvoluHon in Nigerian Art," Lagos, 1984. "Silver Jubilee National Art ExhibiHon," NaHonal Theatre, Lagos; Federal University of Technology, Owerri, September 26-October 1, 1985. "Treasures of Asele InsHtute," Italian Cultural InsHtute, Lagos, December10-23, 1988. Writings by the Artist Russian Constructivist Art and Its Impact on Contemporary Poster Design. PhD dissertation, New York University, New York, USA, 1976. [unpublished]. "On Art and Society," Corpscope (Port Harcourt) no. 1, 1977. "Design Problems in Nigeria," Creative Communicator (Chicago) 10 (2): 14-15, 1979. Haig David-West: Posters I foreword by Ronald Ruprecht. Port Harcourt: [s.n.], 1980. "Graphic Design as a Factor in Social Cohesion," Symposium 82 (Brno, Czechoslovakia) 1982, pages 193-199. Dialogue on Graphic Design Problems in Africa. London: InternaHonal Council of Graphic Design Association, 1983. "Innovafive Applicafion of Vernacular Caligraphy," In: Contemporary Designers I edited by Ann Morgan, London, MacMillan, 1984. Adaptation of Graphic Design to the Needs of the Non-Literate Community at Iwofe Waterfront: A Case Study, UNESCO Research Seminar on Graphic Design for Development, [s.l.: s.n., 1987]. 22pp. illus. "The CreaHve Arts," pp.76-84. In: Land and People of Nigeria: Rivers State, Port Harcourt, Riverside Communicafions, 1989. Awards & Honors Graduation prize, painHng and drawing, BaliCollege, Cameroon, 1964;double first prize, InternaHonal Labor Organization Stamp Design Contest, Federal Nigerian Government, 1969; State award, International Studies, Rivers State Government, Nigeria, 1970; International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA) and Polish Government scholarship for studies in Poland, 1970;joint third prize, Baghdad International Poster ExhibiHon '79; Villa Hugel Award, Design Educafion, Essen, Germany, 1980. Public Collections Asele InsHtute, Nimo. Lahfi Art Museum, Lahti, Finland. NaHonal Gallery, Baghdad, Iraq. NaHonal Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos. CreaHve posters: "Protect our Culture," "No More Aggression," "Unanimous Wish for Peace," "Argungu" and 'Togetherness." Poster Museum, Warsaw, Poland. Bibliography Gluck, Felix. "Posters," Modern Publicity (London) no. 47, 1978. Wroblewska, Danuta. 'Tokens of Change," Projekt (Warsaw) no. 131: 26-27, 1979. The Baghdad International Poster Exhibition '79; [held at the Iraqi Cultural Centre, London, March 28-April 17, 1979and in Baghdad, Iraq, May 9-30, 1979]. [London]: Iraqi Cultural Centre, 1979. 93pp. ports. al-Azzawi, Dia. "Posters Against Falsehood and Oppression," Ur (London) 1980. Baynes, Ken. "Posters for Struggling Nations," Graphis (Zurich) no. 203: 1980. Aguomba, Jacob. "Haig David-West, Nigeria's Exponent of Posters," The Nation (Aba) no. 17, 1982. Okanlawon, Tunde. Modern Art and Artists in Nigeria: Rivers State. Port Harcourt: University of Port Harcourt, 1983. 10pp.
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