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Personal aggrandizement: an insight into Ben Enwonwu’s privilege position in the evolution of Nigerian art

Johnson O. Oladesu


This paper titled Personal Aggrandizement: An Insight into Ben Enwonwu’s Privilege Position in the Evolution of Nigerian Art, looks at the first trained artists. How the artists were classified by their styles either in the naturalistic, the abstract or the expressive imageries. The study examines and compares the contributions of some Nigerian artists like Aina Onabolu, Ben Enwonwu, T. A Fasuyi and B. Akinbola who were one time privileged to have held a post as an adviser to the Federal Government of Nigeria. An interview with Professor Jimo Akolo revealed another dimension to the paper.

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