OMOGBAI, Oluwabamise Colette

Born 1942

Zaria, Kaduna




BA in fine arts,

B.Ed in art education

She is a pioneering Nigerian painter who identified as a Surrealist.
Gender: Female
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State of Origin: Edo
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Profession Painter
Working Experience Taught art in Benin City; paints abstract compositions in bright colors. Solo Exhibitions Exhibition Centre, Marina, Lagos, September 17-24, 1963. Group Exhibitions "Moderne Malerei in Afrika," Museum fur Volkerkunde, Vienna, Austria, December 1970-February 1971. "New African Art in Czechoslovakia," Naprstek Museum, Prague, Czechoslovakia, January-April 1972. FESTAC'77, July 1977. "Neue Kunst in Afrika," Mainz, Germany, June 1980; Bayreuth, Germany, July- August 1980; Worgl, Austria, September 1980. Commissions Sculpture, aluminum, Murtala Mohammed Square, Benin City, 1978.
Ahmadu Bello University, 1964, specializing in painting; Slade School of Art, London;, Columbia University, New York, USA.

Writings by the Artist “Man Loves What is ‘Sweet’ and Obvious,” Nigeria Magazine (Lagos) 84: 80, March 1965. Public Collections Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany. Oil painting: “Agony.”

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