OSAGUE, Francis




Sculptor Address: Federal Ministry of Information & Culture, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. Birth: 1941, in Benin City, Edo State. Training: Apprenticed for many years with sculptor Felix Idubor; BA, Academy of Fine Art, Rome, Italy, 1964;MA in fine arts, University of Chicago, USA, 1971. Profile: Art teacher, Edo College, Benin City; assistant lecturer, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; cultural officer, Federal Ministry of Information, Lagos. Member: Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions Stick and Stone Gallery, Chicago, USA, 1969. Wilbur Wright College, City College of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1971. University of Chicago, Chicago, USA, 1971. "An Exhibition of Sculptures by Francis I. Osague," National Theatre, Lagos, June 1-14, 1984. Group Exhibitions "Contemporary Nigerian Art," Independence Exhibition, Lagos, September 20- October 2, 1960. "Contemporary Nigerian Sculpture on the Occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the University of Ife," University of Ife, Ile-Ife, September-October 1973. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, October 2-9, 1976. FESTAC '77, Lagos, 1977. "Exhibition of Works by Contemporary Nigerian Artists," National Theatre, Lagos, September 4-9, 1977. "Exhibition of Nigerian Traditional and Contemporary Art," Lagos, 1978. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 30-October 7, 1978. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 25-October 1, 1980. "Exhibition of Nigerian Contemporary Art," Dakar, Senegal, November 25- December 7, 1980. Society of Nigerian Artists, Goethe Institute, Lagos, February 1981. "Ausstellung Nigerianische Kunst der Gegenwart," Bonn, Germany, August 9-18, 1982. "Exhibition of Nigerian Contemporary Art," Islamabad, Pakistan, 1983. "Silver Jubilee National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos; Federal University of Technology, Owerri, September 26-October 1, 1985. Commissions Sculpture, wood panels, Conference Banquet Hall, National Theatre, Lagos. Sculpture, Christ on the Cross/Disciples, Baptist Church, Surulere, Lagos. Sculpture, "Passion," Economic Commission for Africa, Headquarters Building, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Awards & Honors Silver medal, International Student Exhibitions, Rome, Italy, 1963. Public Collections Federal Ministry of Information, Cultural Division, Lagos. Wood, iroko, sculpture: "Olokun." National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos. Wood sculptures: "Olokun," "Gelede," "A Yoruba Woman," and "Bird Form."
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