"I began drawing at a very tender age, whatever I set my eyes on."
"Born to a Ghanaian mother and a Nigerian father on November 16, 1967, I began drawing at a very tender age, whatever I set my eyes on. What I fancied most, however, was copying pictures of historical figures like Sir Charles MacLean, Guggisberg, and Macarthy, which I found in the history book. Fine Arts was one of the subjects I sat for at the Ordinary Level (middle school) in 1979. Between 1988 and 1990, I sat for the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) and for the Higher National Diploma (HND) in 1995 at the Polytechnic University. I specialized in painting with textile as a subsidiary."
"African culture has come to stay and Africans cannot do away with their heritage," believes Edward Adeniran as he honors tradition with this cotton wall hanging. Mastering batik techniques,... Read More
Mastering batik techniques on cotton, Edward Adeniran replicates a Yoruba mask for this wall hanging. This mask was usually worn by Yoruba kings at ceremonies to keep their identity hidden. The black... Read More
In certain African tribal cultures, the royal mask is worn by kings and other nobility. The impeccably detailed mask image features intricate African motifs and is an important cultural icon. It is... Read More
"The world should know that Africans cannot forget their background despite the introduction of Christianity and Islam into the African continent," says Ghanaian artist Edward Adeniran. And... Read More