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BREAKING: Popular Nigerian Artist Is Dead (Photo)

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BREAKING: Popular Nigerian Artist Is Dead (Photo)

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Onyxnewsng reports that a popular Nigerian contemporary artist, Professor Abayomi Barber has died.

According to Family sources, he died on Sunday night at aged 93.

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Barber is one of the golden oldies of contemporary Nigerian art known for “application of naturalism and surrealism method in his artworks.”

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He is a national treasure who was duly celebrated for his artistic genius and impact by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Gallery of Art in May 2021.

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Professor Abayomi Barber was the progenitor of the Abayomi Barber Art School.

His most famous works include life-size busts of former Head of State, Murtala Muhamed and Oba Adesoji Aderemi, Ooni of Ile Ife where the artist was born on October 23, 1928.

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Abayomi is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, disciples and the Nigerian art community as a whole.

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