ODITA, Dr. Emmanuel Okechukwu




M.A., MFA, Ph.D; graphic artist, painter; b: 1936; ht: Onitsha; so: Anambra; Education: Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Zaria, 1962; University of Iowa, 1965; Indiana University, Bloomington, 1970; Career: Ucturer, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1962-66; aprof. Ohio State University, 1969; presented numerous papers at African Studies Association meetings and other symposia in the United States, Canada, South America and Africa, Exhibition/Creative works: American Society of African Culture, West African Centre, Lagos, 1962; Mbari Artists and Writers Club, Enugu, 1963; Continuing Education Centre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1965; The Art of E. Okechukwu Odita: Paintings, Engravings, Etchings and Drawings, Continuing Education Centre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1966; First World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar, Senegal, 1966; Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition of African Prints, USA, 1966-68; Njikoka: The Nigerian Unity, College of Arts, Ohio state University, Columbia, USA, 1980; African Art: Past and Present, Ohio State University, Columbia, USA, 1982; designed book cover, Black Family International Journal, 1985; illustrated Okot P'Bitek's The Song of a Prisoner, and Babara Nolen's Africa is Thunderand Wonder: Contemporary Voices from African Literature; Ohio contemporary Artists, Zanesville Art Centre. Zanesville, Ohio, USAA, 1990. Award/ Honours: Three Silver Medals and Five First Class Certificates, Eastern Nigeria Festival of Arts, Enugu, 1955; Federal Government Scholar, 1959; African Industrial Development Scholar, 1963; Aggrey Fellow, 1966. Publications: Nigerian Arts and Artists, Nigercol, Zaria, 1960; Some Observations on Contemporary African Art, New African Literature and the Arts, New York, Vol.1, 1970; Traditional African Art Comes Alive In European Literature, Paper presented at 15th annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Philadelphia, 1972; Universal Cults and Intra-Diffusion: Igbo Ikenga in Cultural Retrospection. African Studies Review, 1973; Ikenga and Ala Deities: Their Theme In Form and Content, Academic Star 3 (5), 1978; The West African Import's Impulse Volume I, Columbus: West African Imports Corporation, Whitehall, 1990; in addition to several publications in local and international learned journals, off: Art History Department, Ohio State University, 100 Hayes hall, 108 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1318, USA.
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