TALABI, George

Painter Address: Department of Fine & Applied Arts, Adeyemi College, Ondo, Ondo State. Birth: 1929, in Western Nigeria. Training: Diploma in fine arts, Nigerian College of Arts, Science & Technology, Zaria, 1960, specializing in painting; traveled to the United States on Rotary International Fellowship of Art, 1963; MA in art education, 1963, MA in fine arts, 1964, University of Maryland, USA. Profile: Art teacher for more than twenty years; assistant chief, Education Office, Federal Ministry of Education, Lagos; principal, Federal Advanced Teachers' College for Special Education, Ibadan; head, Department of Fine & Applied Arts, Adeyemi College, Ondo Independence Exhibition, British Council, Lagos, 1960. "Art from Africa of Our Time," Phelps-Stokes Fund, New York, USA, December 28, 1961-January 19, 1962. Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition of African Prints, USA, 1966-1968. "Contemporary Nigerian Art: Exhibition for Ori-Olokun Opening," Ori-Olokun Cultural Centre, Ile-Ife, June 1968. "Contemporary Nigerian Prints and Paintings," Fourth Ife Festival of the Arts, Gallery of the University Library, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, December 11-15, 1971. Writings by the Artist Art Teaching in African Schools. Ibadan: Heinemann Educational Books (Nigeria), 1979. 109pp. illus. Progressive Art for Primary Schools 1-6. Ibadan: Heinemann Educational Books (Nigeria), [n.d]. Self-Help Art. [s.l.]: Nigerian Art Education Bureau, [n.d]. Public Collections Carl Van Vechten Gallery of Fine Arts, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Works on paper: "Untitled," "Goddess Aia, Africa," "Animal Studies," "A Masquerade of the Power," "Abstraction No. 1," "Abstract Still Life," and "Abstract in Blue, Purple and Gold"; paintings: "Landscape near Zaria," "Scene in Nigeria," "Abstract Figure," "Profile of a Man," and "Abstract with Eye."
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