Sunday Jack Akpan

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Sunday Jack Akpan (born Ikot Ide Etukudo, 1940) is a Nigerian sculptor who has been described as "the contemporary African equivalent of the medieval artisan".[1] He is most famous for his work in cement, in which he crafts traditional-style statues of tribal leaders and other figures, mainly as grave art, which he then paints; he has also created other types of commercial art, including religious figures and business signage.[2] His work has been shown at the Venice Biennale[1] and at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, among other venues.[1] Some of his work is in the collection of the Horniman Museum in London.[2]