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Modern and Contemporary African Art

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Geoffrey Mukasa
1954-2009
YOUNG PEOPLE IN BLUE
signed and dated 06-07 (lower right)
oil on canvas
152 by 122cm., 60 by 48in.
Painted in 2006-2007
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Provenance

AKA Gallery, Kampala
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Kampala, Tulifanya Gallery, Geoffrey Mukasa Memorial Show, 2011

Catalogue Note

Geoffrey Ernest Katantazi Mukasa, born in Uganda in 1954, is widely recognised as one of East Africa’s most respected and sought-after painters; his work is held by collections in America, Europe and Africa.

Mukasa earned a Fine Arts degree in India at Lucknow College of Arts and Crafts. He left with a deep appreciation of Indian and European aesthetics and returned to Uganda with a style that was notably different from his peer group in East Africa. Favouring depictions of the female face, as he believed it was women who carried the biggest burdens of life, Mukasa created bold and dynamic works of art that wonderfully intertwine figural elements with abstract ones.

Modern and Contemporary African Art

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