ONEMU, Josiah

Painter, Sculptor Address: Department of Fine Arts, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State. Birth: March 29, 1945, in Irri, Isoko Local Government Area, Delta State. Training: Attended Yaba College of Technology, 1962-1964; studied at Akademie of Fine Art, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1967-1969; BA, MA and postgraduate certificate, Hochschule fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria. Profile: Lecturer, Department of Creative Arts, University of Benin, Benin City, where he established the sculpture section in 1977; works in polyester. Member: Sodety of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions "Manquets," National Theafre, Lagos, October 22-November4, 1982. Group Exhibitions "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 25-October 1, 1980. "Silver Jubilee National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 26- October 1, 1985. Commissions Vice-Chancellor's Trophy, Sports Complex, University of Benin, Benin City. Awards & Honors Talent Award, Hochshule fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, 1971-1972; Theodor Koerner National Prize in fine arts, Austria, 1977. Public Collections Gong Gallery, Lagos. National Council for Arts &Culture, Lagos. National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos. Polyester and fiberglass sculpture: "Metamorphosis of Death."
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