OGWO Ossie

Cartoonist, Painter, Sculptor Address: 2100 Glendale Avenue, Apt. 3, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19152, USA. Birth: December 18, 1955, in Owerri, Imo State. Training: HND, Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu, specializing in sculpture, 1983. Profile: Full name, Ossie Anthony Ogwo; editorial cartoonist/graphic artist, Satellite, Enugu, 1983-1984; political cartoonist, The Guardian, Lagos, 1984—1989; created comic strips for Nigerian newspapers; toured the United States on USIS exchange program, 1989; cartoonist for newspapers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; freelance artist. Member: Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions "Remake the World," Mannheim, Germany, October 1988; Goethe Institute, Murnau, Germany, September 1989. Group Exhibitions "Assertive Strokes: Selected Editorial Cartoons," Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, 1988. "Them Damn Pictures," USIS, Lagos, September 1988. "Reflections: An Art Exhibition of the Society of Nigerian Artists," National Theatre, Lagos, December 16-30, 1988. Commissions Mural, Ivory Motel, Enugu, 1981. Logo, Anambra State Trade Fair, 1982. Writings by the Artist Ogwo, Ossie. [Interview]. Muraneur Tagblatt (Murnau, Germany) September 1989. Public Collections Cartoon Art Museum, San Franciso, California, USA. Museum of Cartoon Art, Rye Brook, New York, USA. Four cartoons. Bibliography Assertive Strokes: Selected Editorial Cartoons; [exhibition held at the Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, 1988] / introduction by Okey Ndibe; statement by Ossie Ogwo; foreword by Odia Ofeiumun. Lagos: Tonsie, 1988. [32]pp. chiefly illustrations. Reviewed: "New Dawn for a Political Cartoonist," Daily Champion (Lagos) October 29, 1988; "Ossie Ogwo: Political Strokes for Cartooning," Quality (Lagos October 20, 1988; Tunde Olanipekun, "Artistic Creativity Bubbles in Lagos," Lagos Life (Lagos) November 10-16, 1988. illus. "Mighty pens," [interview]. Time Magazine (New York) September 12, 1988. Obijiofor, Levi. "Writers Against Writers," The Guardian (Lagos) January 14, 1989, page 11. Ogwo, Ossie. [interview]. Muraneur Tagblatt (Murnau, Germany) September 1989. Feuchter, Anke. "SympathischerStreiter mit der Feder," Die Rheinpfalz (Germany) no. 239, October 14, 1989. Ooi Kok Chuen. "Making a Stand Through Cartoons," NewStraits Times (Kuala Lumpur) November 18, 1989,
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