Meet One of Africa's Most Influential Artists of the 20th Century
Ben Enwonwu is a household name in Nigeria. The painter and sculptor was one of the first modern African artists to win international critical acclaim. Enwonwu's Tutu painting, often dubbed the "African Mona Lisa," went missing for more than 40 years before turning up in a London apartment last year. The painting sold for U.S.$1.6 million.
This is Africa, 6 November 2018
Since the 1950s, Ben Enwonwu has been celebrated as “Africa’s greatest artist” by the international media. Enwonwu was born 1917 in Onitsha, Nigeria, to an… Read more »
This Day, 5 June 2018
Months after his long-lost portrait painting sold for £1,205,000 (N520.2 million, €1.4 million, $1.7 million) at Bonhams Africa Now sale in London, "Anyanwu," another… Read more »