Graphic Artist, Painter Address: Umuocham Emekuku, PO Box 754, Owerri, Imo State. Birth: March 13, 1944, in Aba, Imo State. Training: Diploma in arts, School of Careers, London, 1966; diploma in printing, Heldenbergen Printing School, Germany, 1974; study tours with Hamlyn Publications, England, 1980, at Germany printing fair and in Michigan and Washington, DC, 1982. Profile: Full name, Paddy Joseph Obinna; worked as executive in several printing and graphics companies in Aba and Owerri; artistic coordinator, FESTAC '77 in Imo State, and also for Better Life Fair, Imo State, 1988and 1990; managing director, Centre for Craft, Fashion & Design, Ebgu, Owerri. Solo Exhibitions "Paddyism 1980," Imo State Library, Aba, 1980. Group Exhibitions "Kunst und Kunsthandwerk aus Biafra," Bonn, Cologne, and Trier, Germany, 1969. Association of Artists, Aba, 1973. Festival of Arts, Aba, 1974. Tripartite Exhibition, British Council, Enugu, 1974. Odunke Community of Artists, British Council, Enugu, 1980. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 25-October 1, 1980. "Silver Jubilee National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos; Federal University of Technology, Owerri, September 26-October 1, 1985. "Werbung fur Biafra," Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany, 1985 "Nigerian Independence Anniversary Celebration," Shell Nigeria, Warri, 1988. Commissions Paintings, oil, "Igbo Dancer," "Housa Dancer," "Itskeri Masquerade," "Village Market," "Labour," "Sea Side," and "Child Birth," Shell Nigeria, Warri. Paintings, oil and beads, "Dancer" and "Woman's Lot," Otokoto Hotels, Owerri, 1979. Paintings, oil, "Market," and "Festival," Pinewood Hotels, Owerri, 1979. Paintings, fiberglass, "The Last Supper," "At The Foot of the Cross," and "Palm Sunday," Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri, 1980. Paintings, oil and beads, "Drummer," "Singer," "Wine Tapper," "Market," and "Dancer," La-Perch Hotels, Owerri, 1981. Mural, "Celebrations," Owerri Recreation Park, Owerri, 1983. Paintings, oil and beads, "Omugwo," Imo State Government, 1989. Awards & Honors Cup winner, Arts Festival, Aba, 1974. Bibliography Oguibe, Onwuchekwa. "A New Cultural Complex Planned for Imo," Nigerian Statesman (Owerri) February 27, 1980. Wadibia, Ebube. "Imo to Boost Art and Culture," Nigerian Statesman (Owerri) November 21, 1980. Uncle Steve. "Nna Production: Bringing Arts to the People," Sunday Standard (Jos) August 11, 1985,
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