Ben Enwonwu (Nigerian, 1994)

Timeline

1918
Born, Onitsha, Nigeria
1944
Goldsmiths College, London
1946
Ruskin College, Oxford
1948
Slade School of Fine Arts, London
1994
Died, Lagos Nigeria
Public Collections
National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC
National Gallery of Modern Art, National Theater, Lagos
Major Commissions
Portrait sculpture of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of England

Exhibitions

2008
Take your road and travel along, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town
2006
Portions of Genius, Pan Africa University, Lagos
2005
Celebration of Excellence: the late Ben Enwonwu, [Retrospective], The Royal Commonwealth Society, London (solo)
2002
The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, New York NY
2001
The Short Century, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2001
The Short Century, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
1995
Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1985
London Mall Galleries, London (solo)
1976
Goethe Institut, Lagos (solo)
1955
Berkeley Galleries, London (solo)
1950
Howard University, Washington DC (solo)
1947
Berkeley Galleries, London (solo)

Literature

OGBECHIE, S, Ben Enwonwu: The Making of an African Modernist, University of Rochester Press 2008
HAMTON UNIVERSITY, The International Review of African American Art Vol. 20, no. 1, 2004-5
KASFIR, SIDNEY L, Contemporary African Art, London: Thames and Hudson (World of Art Sereis), 1999
BEIER, ULI, Contemporary Art in Africa, London: Frederick A. Praeger, 1968
National Gallery of Modern Art, The Nucleus: A Catalogue of Works in the National Collection on the inception of the National Gallery of Modern Art (Lagos), Lagos: Federal Department of Culture, 1981