"I derive my motifs from social, cultural and historic events."
"My name is Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah. I was born in the Eastern Region of Ghana on July 3, 1956.
"I worked at a government survey department from 1981 to 1982. I was later asked to attend their Cartography College. Upon graduation I worked further, but due to lack of professional satisfaction, I left for Nigeria. That was in 1983.
"In Nigeria I worked with a sign-writing company. I started with the sign writing department but later changed to the artwork department. I polished my art skills in that department. I later worked with a company that exported African arts and crafts. We toured the whole of Nigeria buying goods. It was on one of these tours that I came across this type of artwork and fell in love with it. I suggested to the owner of the company that I make some.
"In 1993 I decided to come back home. I started working on my artwork. I sketch images on paper. I then assemble my working tools - glue, watercolor, and cloth. I sprinkle the watercolor on the paper to make it beautiful. I cut out all the sketches and make them into beautiful designs. Afterwards, I leave it to dry and then I frame it. I derive my motifs from social, cultural and historic events.
"I am a single father of two - a boy and a girl."
Popular Multicolor Mixed Media Paintings from West Africa
Shown in silhouette, a graceful woman balances two coconuts on her head and holds three more in her hands. Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboa portrays her in oils on calico cotton, adding cutouts of batik for her... Read More
Dressed in brilliant batiks, two women pause in the busy day for a brief but animated conversation. Both laugh and commiserate with one another, gesticulating with their hands. Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah... Read More
By Emmanuel Yeboah, this silhouette depicts a woman of the Fulani people, a traditionally nomadic cattle-herding culture in Northern Nigeria. As a vendor she travels with her child strapped to her... Read More