Artworks by Nigerian Urhobo printmaker, painter and sculptor Bruce Obomeyoma Onobrakpeya (born 30 August 1932) whose works have been exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos, the Tate Modern in London, England, the National Museum of African Art of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and the Malmö Konsthall in Malmö, Sweden.
In the late 50s, Onobrakpeya studied at the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, now the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, on a government-sponsored scholarship where he specialized in Western tradition of representational art.
He soon joined the Zaria Arts Society (or ‘Zaria Rebels’ as they were later called) formed by fellow artist Uche Okeke in 1958, which greatly influenced the style of his work. The group’s aim was to “decolonize the visual arts as taught by expatriate Europeans”.
Onobrakpeya has been awarded Human Living Treasure Award by UNESCO and the 2010 National Creativity award by Federal Government of Nigeria. He currently lives in Nigeria.