NGU Etso Ugbodaga



Etso Ugbodaga

Painter, Sculptor, Textile Artist Address: Department of Fine Arts, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State. Birth: 1921, in Kano, Kano State. Training: NDD, Chelsea School of Art, London, 1954; art teacher's diploma, Institute of Education, University of London, 1955. Profile: Full name, Etso Clara Ugbodaga Ngu, sometimes written as Ugbodaga-Ngu; art teacher, mission school, 1945-1950; lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, Nigerian College of Art, Science & Technology, Zaria, 1955-1959 and at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1959-1962; part-time research fellow, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, 1964; operated her own studio, 1958-1975; state adviser, FESTAC, 1975; lecturer, University of Benin, Benin City. Solo Exhibitions Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, London, 1958. Radcliffe Graduate Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, May1963. Group Exhibitions Independence Exhibition, British Council, Lagos, 1960. "Contemporary Nigerian Art," Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, London, June 20-July 21, 1968. FESTAC '77, Lagos, 1977. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 25-October 1, 1980. "Exhibition of Nigerian Contemporary Art," Dakar, Senegal, November 25- December 7, 1980. Writings by the Artist "New Trends in Contemporary Arts and Art Education: Reminiscences," Nigerian Journal of Art Education (Zaria) 2 (1): 5-7, September 1986. bibl. refs. Awards & Honors Fellow, Asele Institute, Nimo, 1985. Public Collections Carl Van Vechten Gallery of Fine Arts, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Paintings: "Market Woman," "Siamese Dancers," and "Beggars." Federal Ministry of Information, Cultural Division, Lagos. Terracotta sculpture: "Bust of a Woman." Hampton University Museum, Hampton, Virginia, USA. Works formerly in the Harmon Foundation Collection. National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos. Sculpture: "Ona"; painting: "The Turning Point." University of Ibadan, Institute of African Studies, Ibadan. "Horse Rider." Bibliography "Our Authors and Performing Artists-II," Nigeria Magazine (Lagos) no. 89: 133-140, June 1966. port. Allagoa, Lawrence. "Exhibition Centre's New Home," Nigeria Magazine (Lagos) 93: 114-126, June 1967. port. Contemporary Nigerian Art: An Exhibition Assembled by the Society of Nigerian Artists; [Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, London, June 20-July 21, 1968]. London: Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, 1968. [15]pp. "Contemporary Nigerian Artists at Work," Nigeria Magazine (Lagos) no. 97: 111-112, June-August 1968. port. Adepegba, C. A. "Rooted in Traditions: Contemporary Arts with Obvious Traits of Traditional Forms," Abinibi (Lagos) 2 (3): 9-12, July-September 1987.
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Profession Painter , Textile Artist , Sculptor , Lecturer
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