Ben Osawe  (Nigerian, 1931-2007) 


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Ben Osawe, Untitled


Ben Osawe
Auction: May 5, 2014
Arthouse Contemporary Limited
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Ben Osawe, The kiss


Ben Osawe
The kiss


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Ben Osawe, Untitled


Ben Osawe
Untitled, 1977


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Ben Osawe, Man in Sapara


Ben Osawe
Man in Sapara, 1991


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1931   Born Agbor, Nigeria
1956   School of Graphic Art , London
1960   Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, London
2007   Died Benin, Nigeria
2008   Ben Osawe in Our Hearts, Quintessence Gallery, Lagos (solo)
2006   Portions of Genius, Pan Africa University, Lagos, Nigeria
2005   Africa in Portraits: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, Sculpture, Skoto Gallery, New York NY
2002   What the thieves left behind - 45 early studies of people and faces (London ’60-65), Nimbus Art Gallery, Lagos
2001   The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945-1994, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York NY
1968   Contemporary Nigerian Art, Commonwealth Institute, London
   FALOLA, TOYIN and CHRISTIAN JENNINGS, eds., Africanizing Knowledge: African Studies across the Disciplines, Piscataway (NJ): Transaction Publishers, 2002
   HIGHET, JULIET, Five Nigerian Artists, African Arts: September 14-October 2, 1965
   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