Nzante Spee

Visual Artist

1953 – 2005

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Who was Nzante Spee?

Sunday Nzante Spee was a Cameroonian artist.

When he was a teenager, he used to make some paintings and decorations in façades. From 1976 to 1982, he attended the Fine Arts School of Nigeria and Ivory Coast.

In spite of the difficulties to have an artistic career in Cameroon, he decided to establish an atelier and a training centre in Bamenda, the Spee Art Center, where he could make a living of his works, and he influenced next generations.

His style, from cubism to surrealism and addressed to a naïve caricature but full with provocative humour, culminates in a pictorial world where all these expressions are mixed in the so-called melting age aesthetic.

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Born
1953
Nationality
  • Cameroon
Died
May 25, 2005

Submitted
on July 23, 2013