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Yusuf Adebayo Cameron Grillo

 (born 1934)
Yusuf Adebayo Cameron Grillo is active/lives in Nigeria.  Yusuf Grillo is known for paintings.

Biography   Yusuf Adebayo Cameron Grillo


Unlike his stained glass and mural work, Grillo's paintings were rarely the result of commissions. In an interview in 2005, the artist revealed that painting was his preferred medium and the majority of his works were executed for his own enjoyment. Consequently the themes and concepts are of his own devising, and not subject to the dictates of "market requirements". Music-making is a recurring motif in Grillo's work. He was raised in the Brazilian Quarters in Lagos, an area renowned for the quality of of its live bands. As a child, he and his peers would sit behind these bands at birthdays, marriages and naming ceremonies to better study the performers. He later reminisced about the powerful allure of these figures: "I used to go clo   ...  Displaying 750 of 5242 characters.

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Drummers and Dancers
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