Simon G. Mpata

About the Artist

The youngest (half) brother of E. S. Tingatinga (of the same mother but a different father), Mpata learned to paint from his illustrious brother , and without a doubt is the artist who kept his style the closest to Tingatinga's. Upon Tingatinga's death he demonstrated his uncompromised fidelity to his late brother's will by refusing to train numerous new Tingatinga recruits and preferred to leave Tanzania and open his studio in Nairobi. where he died in 1984, aged 42. (Notes above courtesy of Yves Goscinny).

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Birds and Mosquitoes
SKU: TT1501

c.1980
Oil enamel on board (24" h x 24"w) (61 x 61cm), framed.

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