Onobrakpeya (Hardcover)

Masks of the Flaming Arrows

By Dele Jegede (Editor)

5 Continents Editions, 9788874396696, 448pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2014

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Widely acknowledged as Africa’s master printmaker, Bruce Onobrakpeya (b. 1932) is also a world-renowned painter and sculptor. He has exhibited at Tate Modern, London; the National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Malmö Konsthall, Sweden; and has lived and taught in the United States. Educated in colonial Nigeria, Onobrakpeya stands in the van­guard of contemporary African artists who set the standards for innovation and professionalism in a new, postcolonial nation. This volume presents an astonishing array of color and black-and-white reproductions of his drawings, paintings, prints, and installations, and includes notes by the artist, as well as selections of his poetry.

About the Author

Dele Jegede is professor of art history at Miami University in Ohio. He is an artist and curator and former president of the Society of Nigerian Artists and the Arts Council of the African Studies Association.