Between Birds and Beasts


Artist
Oluwole Olayemi (Nigerian, b. 1947)
Date
1986
Medium
Intaglio print
Dimensions
Sheet : 22 1/4 x 17 in. (56.52 x 43.18 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Bruce Haight
Object Number
2018.3.17

Label
Oluwole Olayemi was born in Ghana to Nigerian Yoruba immigrant parents. Like many Nigerian immigrants, his family was expelled from Ghana in the 1960s and returned to live in Ibadan. Olayemi received his first artistic training at the 1969-70 Ori Olokun Workshops led by Solomon Wangboje, and later went on to study under Yusuf Grillo at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos. His work often depicts subjects drawn from traditional Yoruba culture. This image of fantastical creatures recalls similar works created by artists associated with the Osogbo Movement in the 1960s and 70s.  

Object Type
Print