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]

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  1. ^ a b c Sunday Jack Akpan: Contemporanea arti E culture – Milan – sculpture exhibition – Brief Article | ArtForum | Find Articles at BNET
  2. ^ a b "Cement Sculpture in Nigeria and its Antecedents". rawvision.com. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2015.