FULL NAME: BRUCE PAUL ONOBRAKPEYA
DATE OF BIRTH: 30th August, 1932.
PLACE OF BIRTH: Agbarha-Otor, Delta State, Nigeria.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Ughelli, Sapele and Benin 1941 – 1951
Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Zaria, Nigeria. 1957 – 1962
Studied printmaking techniques at the London Museum. 1966
Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts (Dip. F.A.)
Arts Teacher’s Certificate (ATC)
TEACHING AND RESIDENCIES
(a) Arts Teacher, Western Boys’ High School, Benin City 1953 – 1956
(b) Arts Teacher, Ondo Boy’s High School 1957
(c) Printmaking workshops under Ru Van Rossen Organised by Ulli Beier in Mbari Artists & Writers Club, Ibadan 1961, Mbari Mbayo Oshogbo, 1963.
And Department of African Studies Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife 1973
(d) Arts Teacher, St. Gregory’s College, Obalende, Lagos 1963 – 1980
(e) Artists-in-Residence in Haystack Mountain of Art and Craft,
Maine, U.S.A. 1975.
(f) Artists-in-Residence (Associate Professor), Elizabeth City State
University, North Carolina, U.S.A. 1979
(g) Artist-in-Residence, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan 1984
(h) Artist-in-Resident, Tacoma Public School, Tacoma, Washington State, U.S.A. 1989
(i) Artist-in-Residence, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare 1991
(j) Artist-in-Residence, 1991 MOJA: An African American Arts
Festival, Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.
(k) Initiated and participated in the 1st Harmattan Workshop at Agbarha-Otor, Delta State, Nigeria. 1998
(l) Organized and participated in the 2nd Harmattan Workshop at Agbarha-
Otor, Delta State, Nigeria, 1999.
(m) Organized and participated in the 3rd Harmattan Workshop at Agharha-Otor, Delta State, Nigeria. 2000
(n) Organized and participated in the 4th Harmattan Workshop at Agharha-Otor, Delta State, Nigeria. 2002
Visitor and Guest Artist of UCLA Museum of Cultural History at Exhibition
Ways of the Rivers: An Exhibition of Arts and Environment of the Niger Delta.
1959 First one-man exhibition, Ughelli, Delta State, Nigeria.
1960 Group show of contemporary Nigerian art in the Independence
1962 Art From Africa, Phelp-Stokes Fund, New York.
1965 Commonwealth Exhibition of Art, Cardiff and London.
1967 Biennale of Illustrations, Bratislavia.
1967 Group show of nine Nigerian artists. Show toured London,
Moscow and Warsaw.
1969 International Book Fair, Bologna
1970 St. Andrew’s School, Middletown, Delaware Howard University,
1971 Commonwealth Art Gallery, London.
1972 Gallery, Watatu, Nairobi
Newark State College, Newark, New Jersey
Art Society of the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.
1973 Afro Centrum Gallery, Berlin.African Heritage Gallery, Nairobi
1974 Contemporary African Festival, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago,
and Museum of Natural History, New York.
1975 Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Washington, D.C. Sponsored by African-
American, Women’s Association.
1976 Gallery of Litterio Calapai, Glencoe, Illinois.
1977 FESTAC ’77 Lagos.
1977 The Best of Africa, Toronto
Saint Paul in Contemporary Art, Vatican Museum, Rome
1978 Tenth one-man exhibition at the Goethe Institute, Lagos.
1979 Participated in the Sixth International Print Biennale, Cartwright Hall, Lister Part, Bradford, England
1979 Held a one-man exhibition of prints in Amersfoort Holland. The show was arranged by Mrs. DeVries and sponsorship was by DHV of Lagos and Amersfoort. It was opened by Prof. Ru Van Rossem of Tilburg University.
1980 Held a one-man exhibition of prints (with emphasis on printing on metal foil) at the Best of Africa Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
1980 One-man exhibition in Glatt Centrum, Zurish, Switzerland. It was sponsored by CIBA-GEIGY and SGS.
1981 – 1982 One-man exhibition of prints and paintings arranged by Galarie Glahe and opened by Nigerian Ambassador to Bonn H.E. Mohammed Lawal Rafindadi.
1982 Had a one-man exhibition of prints and paintings during the official opening of African Universities Press offices and Warehouse at the Oluyole Lay-out, Ibadan.
1983 Held a one-man exhibition of prints and painting titled Sabbatical Experiments 1978 – 1983, co-sponsored by Goethe Institute (German Cultural Institute) NIJ House, Victoria Island, Lagos, and the Society of Nigerian Artists (Lagos State Branch). The guest of honour at the opening was Susanne Wenger from Oshogbo.
1984 Held a one-man exhibition titled Bruce Onobrakpeya: 25 years of creative search, at the Foyer and Courtyard of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan.
1984 Held a one-man show of plastograph, prints and plastocast relief paintings to mark the Netherlands/Belgium Week at Goethe Institute Victoria Island, Lagos.
1986 Exhibition titled Symbols of Ancestral Groves at the Whitney Young Centre (United States Information Service), Lagos.
1988 Exhibition of Sahelian Masquerades, Italian Cultural Institute Lagos
1989 The Sahelian Masquerade was shown in:
Kew Garden London, Greenwich Citizen Gallery near London, and Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington State.
1990 Participation in Group show titled African Contemporary Art-Changing Traditions, organized by studio Museum, Harlem, New York. Participated in the 44th Venice Biennale.
1990 The Horns of Freedom, National Museum Onikan, Lagos in honour of Wole Soyinka at his 50th birthday.
1990 Riegelsberger Gallery Mannheim, Germany. A show of recent art works sponsored by ABB (Asea Brown Boveri).
1990 Unity Through Arts, National Museum Onikan, Lagos sponsored by Guinness (Nigeria) Limited.
1990 Nigeria Images, Annual art show by Society of Nigerian Artists at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.
1991 Rebirth, Onime Arts Gallery, Fatai Atere Way, Matori, Mushin, Lagos.
1991 Sahelian Masquerade, exhibition in National Gallery of Zimbabwe.
1991 Sahelian Masquerades, Gibbes Museum of Art Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A. College of Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A; African American Gallery Charleston, South Carolinas, U.S.A.
1992 Zaria Art Society Exhibition: New Consciousness, ABU, Zaria.
1992 Through the Sands of Time, Didi Musuem, Victoria Island, Lagos.
1992 Bruce Onobrakpeya : A retrospective. One of the events which was organized by Society of Nigerian Artists to mark the artist’s 60th birthday at the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos.
1993 The Spirit in Ascent accompanied with a 270-page monograph, a press conference and a symposium were sponsored by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited and launched by Chief Philip Asiodu, Hon. Secretary of Petroleum and National Resources at the NIIA Victoria Island, Lagos. The Society of Nigerian Artists was a co-organizer of the events.
1993 Grapholies – Abidjan Biennale ‘93
1994 Inaugural Group Show at the Pushkin Art and Antique Gallery Victoria Island, Lagos
1995 Seven Stories About Modern Art in Africa – Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. One of the events of Britain’s global showcase Africa ’95.
1996 Seven Stories About Modern Art in Africa – Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden. Ivorex Engravings including the Shrine II entered for the Seven Stories About Modern Art exhibited in London and Malmo.
1997 Richard Singletary Collection, Partsmouth, U.S.A
1998 Wise Art Gallery, Norfolk State University, U.S.A.
Christine Gerlach Show, German Community, Abuja, Nigeria.
1999 Exhibition of prints and paintings Alliance Francaise, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Promoter of Nigerian Art-Goethe Institute, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Christine Gerlach Show, German Community, Abuja, Nigeria.
1999 1st and 2nd Harmattan Workshop Exhibition, Aina Onabolu House, National Gallery of Modern Art, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.
1999 Amos Tutuola Show – Folklore inspired art in Honour of the novelist – Aina Onabolu House, National Gallery of Art, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.
2000 Exhibition of paintings, prints sculptures, installations etc by Otu-Ewena Artists, Aina Onabolu, Building National Theatre Complex, Iganmu, Lagos.
2001 Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis – Tate Modern Gallery London.
2002 3rd Harmattan workshop Exhibition, Aina Onabolu Building, National Theatre Complex, Iganmu, Lagos.
JULY 2002 Exhibition of paintings, Sculpture Mixed Media prints ceramics and installations by Otu-Ewena Artists International, Aina Onabolu, Building National Theatre Complex, Iganmu. Exhibition was in honour of Dr. Bruce Onobrakpeya at 70.
AUG 2002 Bruce Onobrakpeya : Window Into his Art: Retrospective Exhibition of selected works from various periods of his artistic career spanning 1957 to date, held at the National Gallery of Art , Aina Onabolu Building, National Theatre Complex, Iganmu, Lagos
AUG 2002 Participated in Exhibition organized by African Foundation for the Arts in conjunction with the Society of Nigerian Artists in Exhibition in honour of Tonie Emordi at Mmili - Mma Gallery Victoria Island, Lagos.
SEPT 2002 Exhibition: RHYTHMS OF THE FORGE: A presentation of the fourth Harmattan Workshop Series (Agbarha Otor), at the French Cultural Center, Kingsway Road ,Ikoyi, Lagos. The presentation comprised lectures demonstrations, seminar and exhibition of artworks selected from the Four Harmattan Workshops so far held i.e. 1998,1999,2000 & 2002.
SEPT 2002 Exhibition: JEWELS OF THE CRUCIBLE: This exhibition presented works produced at the 4th Harmattan Workshop, showcasing recent developments in jewelry bronze casting, wood carving and several other media. Works of the Otu Ewena Artists International were also shown at the Nimbus art Center, Maitama Sule Street, Ikoyi Lagos.
OCT 2002 Participated in Exhibition: RHYTHMS OF FULFILMENT organized by Akwa Ibom Chapter of the Society of Nigerian Artists. Exhibition was in honour of Bruce Onobrakpeya at 70 and was opened by Governor Victor Obong Attah of Akwa Ibom State and featured the works of over 30 artists.
NOV 2002 Exhibition: 7th INTERNATIONAL GROUP SHOW AND ART FESTIVAL. This exhibition was organized by the Global Culture Center in collaboration with National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Enugu, featuring several artists from all over the world including Japan.
2002 Ways of the Rivers: Arts and Environment of the Niger Delta: Showed Installation Akporode at the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. Exhibition expected to tour various cities in the U.S.
2003 Portfolio of Art and Literature. Exhibition / Book Launch at Nimbus Gallery,
Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos.
2005 Commonwealth Show (CHOGM), Abuja
2005 Art and Democracy, a group exhibition mounted during 5th anniversary of Democracy in Nigeria; held at Nelrose Hotel, Asaba, Delta State.
2006 WHERE GODS AND MORTALS MEET. - New York, Columbia and Washington D.C., U.S.A.
MAY 2006 Jewels of Nomadic Images, held at Quintessence Gallery,
Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos.
MAY 2006 Dakar Biennial for Arts (Dak’Art 2006)Dakar Senegal.
FEB 2007 Living Masters Exhibition, coordinated by Mydrim Gallery, Held at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos.
APRIL 2008 Auction / Exhibition organized by Arthouse Contemporary Limited, at Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
2008 October Rain. Society of Nigerian Artists (S.N.A) group exhibition – Held at the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos.
NOV 2008 Auction / Exhibition organized by Arthouse Contemporary Limited, at Civic Centre,Victoria Island, Lagos.
MAY 2008 Art Expo, organized by Art Gallery Association of Nigeria (AGAN) in conjunction with National Gallery of Art (NGA), held at the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos.
APRIL 2009 Auction / Exhibition organized by Arthouse Contemporary Limited, at Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
March 2010 Africa Now. Auction/ Exhibition at Bonhams, Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.
APRIL 2009 Africa Now. Auction / Exhibition at Bonham, London, United Kingdom.
3rd April 2010 Retrospective Exhibition of Bruce Onobrakpeya titled : The Legacy at the Grillo Pavillion in Ikorodu, Lagos Nigeria.
APRIL 2010, African Art Auction 1 organized by Nike Art and Culture Foundation Lagos, Nigeria
APRIL 2010 Terra Kulture/ Golden Jubilee of Nigeria Art Auction, Lagos, Nigeria.
MAY 2010, 'Evolving Currents", Art exhibition in celebration of 50 years of Nigerian visual arts in honour of 50 years of Independence. Exhibition was organized by Iroko Art, Abuja, Nigeria.
15th MAY, 2010. Africa Auction/ Philip de Pury and company, New York, U.S.A.
AWARDS, APPOINTMENTS AND PRIZES
i) Scholarship to Nigeria College of Arts, Science and Technology, Zaria to study Fine Art, 1958.
ii) Third Prize, Gottschalk Textile Competition NCAST, Zaria, 1559.
Founding Member of Society of Nigerian Artist, 1964
iii) Honourable mention for Children Book Illustration, Bratislava, 1967.
iv) Culture America – United State of America Travel Award, 1970
v) British Council Award to visit London Art Institutions and Museums, 1969.
vi) U.S.A State Department Award to tour America on Programme America Culture, 1970.
vii) Pope Paul VI Gold Medal for Painting Life of St. Paul’s 1977.
viii) Fulbright-Hays Award by America CIES (Council for International Exchange of
ix) Fifth Triennale – India Award of Silver Medal and Twenty Thousand Rupees, 1982
x) Presented to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, 1982.
xi) Certificate of Honour in recognition of distinguished services contributed to the development of Nigerian Art by the Council of Management of Asele Institute, Nimo, Anambra State, Nigeria, 1985.
xii) 1985 Solidra Circle of Lagos (Founded 1947) Award for having excelled in Printmaking and Deep Etching, Lagos, November 1985
xiii) Mentioned in the Czekosovak encyclopedia, 1986
xiv) Travel grant by British Council to study and tour Britain, 1987
xv) Appointed Board Member of Nigerian Copyright Council, Lagos, August, 1989.
xvi) SNA (Society of Nigerian Artists) award in recognition of contribution November, 1989
xvii) Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters by the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, November, 1989
xviii) United State Information Service Travel Award to attend the opening of the exhibition of Contemporary African Art – Changing Traditions, The Studio Museum, New York, January, 1990.
xix) Classique Magazine – Star Award of achievement for contribution immensely to society on Night of a Hundred Star, 11th August, 1990.
xx) Bendel State Merit Award 1990 -- A Certificate of Merit and Gold Medal in recognition of outstanding contribution to the development of Bendel State (Nigeria) a humanity in Arts and Culture, November,
xxi) Member of International Jury which adjudicated Zimbabwe Heritage ’91 in Harare, July 24th toAugust 2nd, 1991.
xxii) Delta State Government Award for Excellence, 1995.
xxiii) President Saddam Hussein Travel Award to visit artists, art institutions, cultural and historic places in Iraq.
xxiv) Award – Glimpses of Our Stars.
xxv) 4th Annual Distinguished lecture, National Gallery of Art, 1999.
xxvi) Mentioned in The News Magazine’s “People in the News” – A survey of 100 outstanding Nigerians of the 20th century.
xxvii) Outstanding Pioneer of Nigerian Art Award by the Fine Arts
Students’ Association of the Obafemi Awolowo University (May 2002).
xxviii MFR (Member of the Order of the Republic of Nigeria) 2002.
xxix) Art Master Per-Excellence award by the St. Gregory’s College Old Students Association Ikoyi Lagos. In grateful recognition of outstanding contribution to the Development of the Nation. St, Gregory’s College Old Students Association (1928-2003 set). January 26 2003.
xxx) Grand Fellow of Nigerian Art Award. In recognition of his achievements as the artist’s teacher, father, mentor and founder of Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation (BOF) and on whose instance the Harmattan Workshop is held for the improvement of artist skills. Society of Nigerian Artists (S.N.A.), Akwa Ibom State chapter. September 23 2004.
xxxi) In recognition of his contributions to the promotion of Art and Artists in Nigeria. -School of Art and Design, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Nigeria.
xxxii) Honours Award. In recognition of outstanding personal accomplishment, as an internationally acclaimed artist and distinguished alumnus given by Western Boys High School, Benin City old boys association, Lagos State branch. 2006.
xxxiii) Lifetime Accomplishment Award for Arts by Delta state Tourism Board. March 2006.
xxxiv) Honours Award for Promoter of Nigerian Culture through Visual Arts. National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC). March 30 2006.
xxxv) Living Human Treasure. In recognition of invaluable contribution in the area of “Artist-Traditional Craftsmanship”. Award given by Federal Government of Nigeria in collaboration with UNESCO. May 2006.
xxxvi) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to the development of Nigerian art industry by African Art Resource Centre (A.A.R.C.). December 9 2006.
xxxviii)Outstanding Art Promoter award in commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Department of Fine Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Oyo, Nigeria.
xxxix) Lifetime Achievement Award by St. Gregory’s College Alumni Foundation. U.S.A. August 18 2008
Master of the council of the Guild Award. Presented by the Guild of Professional Artist May 2009.
WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
University of Lagos Library, Akoka, Lagos.
Catholic Chapel, University of Ife, Ile-Ife
St. Paul’s Church, Ebute-Metta, Lagos.
National Gallery of Modern Art, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.
St. John the Evangelist Church, Shogunle, Ikeja.
Museum of African and African-American Art and Antiquities, Buffalo, New York.
Eda Lord Demarest Memorial African Art Collection, University of Redlands.
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Vatican Museum, Rome.
National Museum of African Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Hvittrask Suomi – Finland (Eliel Saarinen’s Studio Home and Exhibition)
Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja.
Leader of Victory Museum, Baghad, Iraq.
BRUCE ONOBRAKPEYA Published by Robert Barde, The Best of African
(Nigeria’s Master Printmakers) Art Gallery, Canada, 1979
BRUCE ONOBRAKPEYA: Published BY Oscar Kneubuehler, NGA Apapa Lagos and Dr. J. Waidvogel (CIBAGEIGY) AG Basel, 1980.
BRUCE ONOBRAKPEYA Sabbatical Experiments (1978 – 1983) with Introduction by Prof. Babatunde Lawal by Ovuomaroro Art Gallery, Lagos, 1983
BRUCE ONOBRAKPEYA 25 Years of Creative Search with Introduction by C.O. Adepegba, Ovuomaroro Gallery, Lagos, 1984
BRUCE ONOBRAKPEYA Symbols of Ancestral Groves with Introduction by Prof. Babatunde Lawal Ovuomaroro Gallery, Lagos, 1985.
BRUCE ONOBRAKPEYA Sahelian Masquerades, Ovuomaroro Gallery, Lagos, 1985.
BRUCE ONOBRAKPEYA Print Notes and Comments No. 8 (Portfolio of Contemporary Nigerian Print), Published by Ovuomaroro Gallery.
BRUCE ONOBRAKPEYA The Spirit in Ascent,
Introduced by Dele Jegede,
Ovuomaroro Gallery, Lagos.
BRUCE ONOBRAKPEYA Poems and Lithograph Lagos, 1992
(Print Notes and Comments No. 9) Ovuomaroro Gallery.
BOOKS WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY BRUCE ONOBRAKPEYA
ACHEBE, CHINUA No Longer At Ease, Heinemann, London
BABALOLA, ADEBOYE Iwe Ede Yoruba, Apa Kini, Longmans of Nigeria 1961
DELISS, CLEMENTINE Seven Stories About Modern Art in Africa,
published by White Chapel Art Gallery, London, 1985.
EKWENSI, CYPRAIN An African Night’s Entertainment, AUP Lagos, 1962
EKWENSI, CYPRAIN Juju Rock, AUP Lagos.
HAEGER, BARBARA Africa: On Her Schedule is Written A Change AUP, Ibadan 1981
NIGERIAN EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE, 1969 May Your Kingdom Come,Geoffery Chamman, London
NWANKWO, NKEM Tales Out of School
(Cover illustration), AUP, Ibadan.
NZEKWU, ONUORA AND Eze Goes to School (Cover Illustration),CROWDER, MICHAEL AUP, Ibadan, 1986.
ONADIPE, KOLA Magic Land of the Shadows,AUP, Lagos, 1970
ONAPIDE, KOLA Sugar Girl, AUP, 1964.
T.N.O. QUACOOPNE West African Religion, AUP,Ibadan, 1969.
TAIWO OLADELE The Hunter And The Hen, AUP, Ibadan, 1969
SOYINKA AND FAGUNWA A Forest of a Thousand Demons, Nelson, London.
UWEMEDIMO, ROSEMARY Akpan and the Smugglers, AUP, Ibadan, 1965.
DESSERTATIONS AND SOME REFERENCE MATERIALS on Bruce Onobrakpeya
AIPOH, MARY ANNE U. Religious Themes in Bruce Onobrakpeya’s Works,
An unpublished dissertation presented to the Department of Fine Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, as part of the fulfillment for the Degree B.A. (Fine Arts) 1983, 53 pages.
FULLANI, GIOVANNI (E) San Paolo Nell” Art Contemporanea (Musei Vaticani (1977) page 112,176
FALUADE, GBOLAHAN The Art of Bruce Onobrakpeya (Unpublished Essay submitted to the Department of Fine Arts in partial fulfillment for the award of B.A. (Fine Art)
University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, June 1979) 59 pages.
FOSU, KOJO 20th Century Art of Africa, 1986 published by Gaskiya Corporation Ltd., Zaira, Nigeria.
JEGEDE, DELE Trends in Contemporary Nigerian Art, A Historical Analysis, unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Indiana University Press Bloomington and London 1973.
MOUNT, MARSHAL WARD African Art: The Year Since 1920, Indiana
University Press, Bloominghton and London, 1973.
ODUFEJO, C.M. SUNDAY The Art of Bruce Onobrakpeya as I See it in 1975,
(unpublished HND thesis, Yaba College of Technology), June, 1976 88 pages.
OKEKE EZE, EMMANUEL Bruce Onobrakpeya – A Research into the Print
Experiments of a Contemporary Nigerian Artist (unpublished Bachelor of Arts thesis, University of Nigeria, Nsukka), 1976, 92 pages.
OKEKE, UCHE Art in Development – A Nigerian Perspective
published by the Documentation Centre, Asele Institute Nimo, Nigeria and African American Cultural Centre, Minneapolis, U.S.A. 1982, 91 pages.
UDOMA EKPO UDO Non-Naturalistic Representation in Contemporary
Nigerian Paintings (A Study of Styles and Trends), an unpublished Master of Arts Dissertation, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1989.
OLAOSEBIKAN W.A Cultural and Creative Arts: A Source Book for
Teachers, Evans Brothers (Nigeria Publishers) Ltd., Ibadan, page 38, 60, 112, 116.
OYELOLA, PAT Every man’s Guide to Nigerian Art, Nigeria. Magazine special publication, Lagos, 1976
Nigerian Artistry, with forward by Bruce Onobrakpeya Mosuro Publishers 2010
SPRING, CHRISTOPHER ANGANZA AFRIKA AFRICAN ART NOW Published by Lawrence King, 2008, pg 246-251
SIKPI, GREGORY KOFI History of Contemporary Nigerian Art (Unpublished Bachelor of Arts Degree thesis, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, July 1988)
WAHLMAN, MAUDE Contemporary African Art, Chicago, 1974
ROLF BROCKMANN, GERD HOTTER Szene Lago, Reise in Eine Afrikanische,
Kultermetropole, Trickster Verlag 1994.
WALKER, JAMES The Black Experience in Canada, published by the
Ontario Education Communications Authority, 1979, page 80.
WILLET, FRANK African Art, Thames and Hudson London, 1971.
VERNICEM. KELLY, Nigerian Artist: A who’s who and Bibliography,
Published JANET L. STANLEY for the National Museum of African Art Branch Smithsonian Institution Libraries Washington, D.C. by Hans Zell London, 1993.
STANLEY, JANET L. Arts of Africa – An Annotated Bibliography
Volume I & II African Studies Association Press, Atlanta, 1992, 1993
KENNEDY, JEAN New Currents, Ancient Rivers: Contemporary
African Artists in a Generation of Change, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. U.S.A.1992.
HANS D’ ORVILLE Leadership for Africa, edited, 1995 (Editor)
DUNCAN,. CLARKE African Art, Random House, New York.
PICTON, JOHN Image and Form (prints drawings and Sculpture from Southern Africa and Nigeria) School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) University of London 1997.
REVUE, NOIRE Nigeria: African Contemporary Art, No. 30,1998.
(Jean Loup Pivin) Editorial
JAMES SHOAF TURNER The Dictionary of Art, MacMillian Publishers Limited, 1996. (Editor).
NZEGWU NKIRU Contemporary Textures, Multidimensionality in
Nigerian Art ISSA 1999.
CATHERINE KING Views of Difference: Different Views of Art Yale University Press, New Haven & London in association with The Open University 1999.
SIDNEY LITTLE FIELD KASFIR Contemporary African Art – Thames & Hudson
London & New York 1999.
ISHOLA-LEMOMU, KUNLE Bruce Onobrakpeya 1990-2000 Unpublished
Dissertation for the award of the Bachelor of Art Degree, Lagoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho 2001
PAMELA MC. CLUSKYAnd ROBERT FARIS THOMPSON Art from Africa-Long Steps Never Broke a Back Seattle Art Museum and Princeton University
MARTHA G. ANDERSON And PHILIP M. PEEK Ways of the Rivers: Arts and Environment of the Niger Delta. UCLA Fowler Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles 2002.
Richard Singletary Bruce Onobrakpeya U.S.A. 2002
JEWELS OF NOMADIC IMAGES, with essays by Peju Laiwola, Ekpo Udo Udoma and Olu Amoda, published by Ovuomaroro 2009
Nigerian Artistry: Written by Pat Oyelola with foreward by Bruce Onobrakpeya, published by Mosuro Publishers 2010.
Sept 2010, MASKS OF FLAMING ARROWS, with essays by Dele Jegede, David Opkako and Gani Odutokun, Ovuomaroro publishers, Nigeria, 2010.
Films and Documentaries
FILM Kindreds Spirits: Contemporary Nigerian Artists, Smithsonian World Washington, D.C. U.S.A.
The Magic of Nigeria, Produced by Delka/Polystar directed by Ola Balogun.
Recalling the Future Art by Joanna Grabski, Produced and directed by Claudine Pommier Executive Producer Cheikh Tidiane N'diaye./Arts in Action Society(Vancouver, Canada)2002.
The Harmattan Workshop Experience: The Journey so far: film and documentary on 10 years the Agbarha- Otor Harmattan workshop Experience produced and directed by Bruce Onobrakpeya, 2009.
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