OJO, John Rowland Oluwafemi




Rowland Oluwafemi
BA., M.Phil; graphic artist, painter; Born: August 14, 1934; Hometown: Igbole Ekiti; State: Ekiti; EDUCATION: Woolwich Polytechnic London; S.W. Essex Technical College and School of Art, England, 1955-59; Ahmadu Bello University, 1963; Edinburgh University, Scotland, 1972; University of London, 1974; CAREER: Art Teacher, Government Teachers College, Ilesha, Osun State, 1960-62; Art Teacher, Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro-Egbado, 1964- 66; Research f. Institute of African Studies, University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1966-75; Snr. Lecturer/Reader and professor. University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), 1976; Curator, University Antiquities Collections; visiting Scholar, Centre for cultural Studies, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA, 1989-90; mm: Arts Council of the African Studies Association, Exhibition/ Creative Works: Western Nigeria Festival of the Arts, British Council, Ibadan, 1952-57; Contemporary African Painters, British Council, Ibadan, I960; Mbari Mbayo, Oshogbo, 1962; British Council, Ibadan, 1962; University of Ife, 1969; National Art Exhibition, National Theatre, Lagos, 1980; Selections from the Collection of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Ilorin, 1981; Exhibition of Contemporary Ife Art, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1989; ah: West Regional Government Scholarship to study in London, 1955; Best All-round entry for Drawing and Painting, Western Nigerian Festival of the Arts, 1957; Prize Winner, Leo Frobenius Centenary Essay Competition, 1973; Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, Centre for Cultural Studies, Rive University, Houston, 1989-90. Publishing: Orisha Oko, Deity of the Farm and Agriculture Among the Ekiti, African Notes 7(1), Ibadan, 1972-73; Ogboni Drums, African Arts, Los Angeles 6(3), Spring 1973; Perspectives of Contemporary African Studies, Cologne, Deutsch UNESCO-Commission, Cologne, 1974; Semiotic Elements in Yoruba Art and Ritual, Semiotica, The Hague, 1979. res: Igbole-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
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Profession Graphic Artist , Painter
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