Painting, Visual Artist
Who is Obiora Udechukwu?
Born in Onitsha in 1946 to parents from Agulu in Anambra State, Nigeria. He studied for one year at Ahmadu Bello University before serving in the Biafran War. He completed his bachelor's degree in fine arts in 1972, receiving his master's in 1977; both were from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is recognised as a member of the Nsukka group of artists.
Udechukwu frequently incorporates uli into his work, and in the 1970s he began to incorporate nsibidi into his work as well. Many of his paintings and prints depict ordinary people; his wartime service also inspired pieces which depicted the great suffering that he saw. Udechukwu's later works have gradually become more abstract.
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on July 23, 2013
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