Prince Twins Seven Seven | the artist




The artist Prince Twins Seven Seven
Born May 3 1944, Ogidi, Nigeria.
Died June 16 2011 Ibadan, Nigeria.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting,

born Prince Taiwo Olaniyi Oyewale-Toyeje Oyelale Osuntoki


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Prince Twins Seven-Seven
Prince Twins Seven-Seven was born in 1944 in Ogidi Ikimu, Nigeria. Twins was one of the original artists of the famed Oshogbo School (named for the city of that name), which arose in the newly independent Nigeria of the early 1960’s. Seven-Seven rapidly achieved international fame, with major exhibitions in Europe, Japan and Australia as well as the United States, and his work is now in museum and private collections around the world, including the Smithsonian Institution and the Philadelphia Museum of Art…

Prince Twins Seven-Seven
A multidimensional artist, Prince Twins Seven-Seven is also recognized as a singer, musician, actor, writer and poet. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout the world, notably at France’s National Museum of Modern Art – Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Houston Contemporary Arts Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. and the National Modern Art Gallery in Lagos…

Prince Twins Seven-Seven
Artist, Prince Twins Seven Seven, of Nigeria speaks with IMA staff about his work Healing of Abiku Children. This African artist’s work combines traditional imagery with his own unique and contemporary style to create works of art that embody the rich lives and stories of African peoples.

Prince Twins Seven-Seven
He is one of the most well known contemporary African artists. Not only that. He is also a musician, dancer, teacher, proprietor, politician, general practitioner and the father of more than fifty children from his 13 wives, and a lot more. He began his career with the Oshogbo Artists Group, at the time described as the “young savages” of Africa. Since 1960 he has had exhibitions in Europe, Japan, Australia and in the United States of America where he won international acknowledgement. His works are exhibited in and acquired by different great museums of the world. Among these are Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York, the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., the Philadelphis Museum of Art and the National Modern Gallery in Lagos. In 2005 the UNESCO honoured him with the Artist For Peace Award, “in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of dialogue and understanding among peoples, particularly in Africa and the African Diaspora”…



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