Justus D Akerdolu
(1915 - 1984)
Justus Akerdolu is known for Paintings.
Biography Justus D Akerdolu
Justus D. Akeredolu (1915-1984), born in Owo, in southwestern Nigeria, was one of the better-known first-generation modern
Nigerian artists. Frequently associated with the more influential Akinola Lasekan, with whom he, for a period, shared a studio in
Lagos, Akeredolu distinguished himself as an originator of the widely collected miniature tree thorn carvings.
In the 1950s, he
traveled extensively in Europe through a Nigerian government scholarship, training at the Hammersmith School of Arts & Crafts
in London (1951-1953); the Institute of Archaeology at the University of London, where he studied museum technology; and
the British Museum where he studied plaster cast restoration (1958).
In the course of
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