Artist Dossier Yusuf Grillo

Born in 1934 in the Brazilian Quarter of Lagos, Yusuf Grillo is considered one of Nigeria’s most influential art figures. He is famed for the inventiveness of his work and for his preference for the colour blue, which features heavily in almost all of his paintings. His work is deeply influenced by traditional Yoruba philosophy and sculpture. As a member of the Zaria......

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