(1918 - 1993)
Asiru Olatunde was active/lived in Nigeria. Asiru Olatunde is known for painting and sculpture.
Biography Asiru Olatunde
Asiru Olatunde (1918-1993), like his father and grandfather, was trained as a blacksmith. In 1961 he began to create
his first figures of animals out of recycled copper and aluminum that
resulted in his unique repoussé technique on aluminum panels.
subjects include narratives drawn from Yoruba oral tradition, Bible
stories set in Nigerian settings and scenes from everyday life. The
depiction of the tree of life is repeatedly seen in his works. (cbo)
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