Uzo Egonu: An African Artist in the west


In this pioneering work Olu Oguibe charts the life and career of Uzo Egonu, from his origins in Africa to his expatiation in Britain. Egonu, a remarkable, compassionate and very private artist, has been described as “perhaps Africa’s greatest modern painter,” one whose work challenges the impoverished Western myth of the naive African artist.

The complexity of Egonu’s work is firmly located within the tradition of modernism.


Author: Olu Oguibe

Paperback: 176 pages

Publisher: Kala press (January 1st, 1995)

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