David Osevwe

About the Artist

Mosaicist, Muralist, Textile Artist, David Osevwe is a member of the Oshogbo School of artists in Nigeria.

Birth: February 9, 1948, in Ilashe via Ilesha, Oshun State.
Training: Trained with Jimoh Buraimoh; attended Oshogbo art workshops, Oshogbo, with Georgina Beier; actor and assistant stage lighting operator, Duro Ladipo Theatre, Oshogbo; also studied with Bruce Onobrakpeya, and at Hammer Hill, Telluride, Colorado, USA.
Profile: Full name, David James Osevwe; traveled to the United States in 1981, 1989 and 1990; visited Denmark, Sweden and Berlin with twelve other Nigerian artists, 1986; founder of Artists Kooperative of Nigeria, Oshogbo.
Member: Society of Nigerian Artists.
Solo Exhibitions:  Goethe Institute, Lagos, September 17-25, 1975. Goethe Institute, Lagos, 1982.
Group Exhibitions:  
World Arts Exhibition, Capri, Italy, 1967. FESTAC '77, Lagos, 1977. '
Twenty Years of Oshogbo Art," Goethe Institute, Lagos, 1980. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 25-October 1, 1980.
Oyo State Arts Festival, Oyo, 1982.
"De Goden Zijn Niet Dood," Provinciehuis, Zwolle, The Netherlands, Feburary 5-March 5, 1982.
"Silver Jubilee National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos; Federal University of Technology, Owerri; Lugard Hall, Kaduna, September 26-October 1, 1985.
"Nigerian Art: Outstanding Work from Oshogbo," Africa Centre, London, 1988.
"Vision for Excellence," Home Design Centre, Lagos, December 16-23, 1989.
"Art for Life," National Museum, Lagos, April 19-30, 1990.
Awards & Honors:
Third prize, World Arts Exhibition, Capri, Italy, 1967.
Public Collections:  
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
CFAO, Lagos.
Goethe Institute, Lagos.
Howard University, Washington, DC.
Lagos State Council for Arts & Culture, Lagos.
National Council for Arts & Culture, Lagos. National Museum, Lagos.
Telluride Art Council, Telluride, Colorado, USA.
University of Ibadan, Institute of African Studies, Ibadan.
University of Lagos, Lagos

(biography courtesy of Biographical Legacy & Research Foundation of Nigeria)

David Osevwe, Oshogbo, Nigeria
SKU: Osev-3

Glass beads on plywood
(23 3/4" h x 12"w)


David Osevwe, Oshogbo, Nigeria
SKU: Osev-1

Glass beads on plywood, w/ frame
(13" h x 25"w)


David Osevwe, Oshogbo, Nigeria
SKU: Osev-2

Glass beads on plywood
(14 1/2" h x 24 1/2"w)


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