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JUST IN: Popular Nigerian Artist Is Dead (Photo)

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Renowned Nigerian contemporary artist, Professor Abayomi Barber has died at 93.

According to Family sources, he died on Sunday night.

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.

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.

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

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