Sculptor Birth: 1943, in Benin City, Edo State. Training: Apprenticed to Ben Aye, Felix Idubor and Erhabor Emokpae; studied art for four years, Yaba College of Technology. Profile: Worked in Felix Idubor's studio, Lagos; freelance artist; works mostly in hard wood. Solo Exhibitions "An Exhibition of Sculptures by Amos Odion," National Theatre, Lagos, August 3- 16, 1984. Group Exhibitions "Contemporary Nigerian PlasticArt Exhibition," Fourth National Arts Festival, Lagos State Cultural Centre, Lagos, 1974. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, October 2-9, 1976. FESTAC '77, Lagos, 1977. "Exhibition of Works by Contemporary Nigerian Artists," National Theatre, Lagos, September 4-9, 1977. Fourth Indian Triennial of Contemporary World Art, New Delhi, India, 1978. "Exhibition of Nigerian Traditional and Contemporary Art," Lagos, 1978. Nigerian Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1979. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 25-October 1, 1980. "Exhibition of Nigerian Contemporary Art," Dakar, Senegal, November 25- December 7, 1980. "Ausstellung Nigerianische Kunst der Gegenwart," Bonn, Germany, August 9-18, 1982. "Exhibition of Nigerian Contemporary Art," Islamabad, Pakistan, 1983. "Silver Jubilee National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 26- October 1, 1985. Public Collections Federal Ministry of Information, Cultural Division, Lagos. Ebony sculptures: "Mask," "Surrender," "Gentleman," and "Portrait of a Girl"; wood sculptures: "Young Woman" and "Mother and Child." National Galleryof Modern Art, Lagos. Wood sculptures: "Masquerade," "Surrendered Woman," "Olokun Goddess," and "Restingon Three Pillars." Bibliography An Exhibition ofSculptures by Amos Odion; [held at the National Theatre, Lagos, August 3-16, 1984]. Lagos: National Gallery of Modern Art, Federal Department of Culture, [1984]. unpaged, illus., port. See also references: 132, 184, 193, 231, 245-247, 249, 267-268, 275, 284, 294. Information not verified by the artist.
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