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Omary Amonde

About the Artist

Omary Amonde, c.2000 (photo courtesy of Yves Goscinny in Art in Tanzania 2000).
Omary Amonde, c.2000 (photo courtesy of Yves Goscinny in Art in Tanzania 2000).

Omary Amonde (1940-2015) was the oldest member of the Tinga Tinga Cooperative and the last of the "first generation" artists who knew E.S. Tingatinga and was apprenticed to him. His work was also the most true to the spirit of Tingatinga – without being slavishly imitative.

Amonde was of Makua ethnicity, a cousin of Tingatinga, born in Nakapanya, Tunduru district, in the Ruvuma region of southern Tanganyika. In 1960 he came to Dar es Salaam and found work as a gardener near the Oyster Bay Hotel. He worked for a number of years in the city of Tanga, returning to Dar es Salaam in 1972. He was inspired by the success of his cousin to take up painting. He was Tingatinga’s last apprentice, working under the master for only a short period before the master’s tragic death in 1972. Omary Amonde stayed in Dar and continued to paint for the rest of his life. He was one of the original members of the Tinga Tinga Cooperative, and in recent years was the president of the group. His work is very sought after and has been widely collected and exhibited abroad, particularly in Japan.

Omary Amonde passed away in February 2015. His work is very sought after.

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Hippo
SKU: TT-1507

January, 2013
Oil enamel on canvas (21 1/2" h x 29 1/2"w) (55 x 75cm).

$850

The Rooster and the Chameleon
SKU: TT-1508

February, 2014
Oil enamel on canvas (271/2" h x 19 3/4"w) (70 x 50cm).

$775

Zebra
SKU: TT-1402

August., 2013
Oil enamel on canvas (18" h x 18"w) (45 x 45cm).

$450

Grazing Zebra
SKU: TT1420

October, 2013
Oil enamel on canvas (18" h x 18"w) (45 x 45cm).

$450

Bringing in the Fish
SKU: TT1317

Jan., 2013
Oil enamel on canvas (14" h x 12"w) (35 x 30cm)

$250

Cape Buffalo and Bird
SKU: TT1319

2013
Oil enamel on canvas (22" x 30") (56cm x 76cm).

SOLD

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Snake amid the Guinea Fowl
SKU: TT1403

August, 2013
Oil enamel on canvas (18" h x 18"w) (45 x 45cm).

$450

Product Status: 
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Pink Giraffe
SKU: TT1401

August., 2013
Oil enamel on canvas (14" h x 12"w) (35 x 30cm).

$250

Product Status: 
Sold