Ben Enwonwu: The making of an African modernist


The history of world art has long neglected the work of modern African artists and their search for forms of modernist expression as either irrelevant to the discourse of modern art or as fundamentally subservient to the established narrative of Western European modernist practice.

With this engaging book, Sylvester Ogbechie refutes this approach by examining the life and work of Ben Enwonwu (1917-94), a premier African modernist and pioneer whose career opened the way for the postcolonial proliferation and increased visibility of African art.

Author: Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie

Hardcover: 333 pages

Publisher: University of Rochester press (December 1st, 2008)

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