Exhibition

FROM AFRICAN REALISM TO CONTEMPORARY MODERNIST CLASSICS

19 Oct 2015 – 25 Oct 2015

Event times

1000 - 1830 daily

Cost of entry

Free entry

Strand Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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  • Charring Cross Station, Embankment Station

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A celebration of great paintings, with twists of African Magic in honour of the great Ghanaian artist Prof. Ato Delaquis, at 70 and a national treasure. He will unveil 10 new great paintings. Supporting Delaquis are Anne Hemans-Blankson, Delaquis’ (recently featured in BBC1’s “The Painting Challenge”) and 2 fascinating artists; Stephen Gwoktcho (Makerere University) Bruce Chidovori resident in London

About

Professor Delaquis has been a professional artist since his teenage years. Delaquis, who is now 70, built a house for his parents from the proceeds of his work as a cartoonist for the pan African Magazine, Drum, when he was in his teenage years. He is well known for his semi abstarct horsemen  of the Sahel, townscapes and markets.  On the heels of a recent retrospective of his drawings (from the age of 17 to 50, at the National Museum in Accra), this is the first major exhibition of this great artist in London. The celebration is ably supported by Anne Hemans-Blankson, Delaquis’ former student (recently featured in BBC1’s “The Painting Challenge”) and two greatly fascinating artists; Stephen Gwoktcho of Makerere University and Bruce Chidovori a professional artist resident in London

 

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Exhibiting artists

Anne Blankson-Hemans

Professor Ato Delaqui

Stephen Gwoktcho

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