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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). 

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