George Lilanga di Nyama

1934 - 2005

Born in Kikwetu (TZ), died in Dar es Salaam (TZ).

George Lilanga can be regarded as one of the pioneers of African contemporary art. He links various cultures and traditions in order to convey his experiences and those of his people. Lilanga uses Western materials to serve his purpose. The use of Makonde characters and bright colours creates an impressive display.


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