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Prof. Yusuf Grillo is an iconic artist, from Nigeria who is highly respected by many locally and internationally. He contributed immensely to the development of the study and practise of Visual Art in Nigeria. The work was produced to preserve and retain the great works of the icon in our minds.

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- Idowu Sonaya is an artist based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a dynamic artist with prowess in sculpture and painting. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Society of Nigerian Artists, Lagos State Chapter. He was born on the 28th November, 1970. He hailed from Odogbolu in Ogun State. He had his tertiary education at Yaba College of Technology with a specialization in Sculpture. He has quite a number of Public projects and private collections to his credit, amongst which is the bust of Tunji Braithwate, the bust of Alhaja Abibat Mogaji at Oyingbo in Lagos, the magnificent gate at Rowe Park in Lagos and the two Lady of Justice Sculptures on the walls of Federal High Court Building, Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. He is also influenced by the use of lines, which he has been demonstrating via his constant use of metal rods to create portraitures. He was the recipient of the following awards: Best Sculptor - Remembrance Artistic Society Salon Art Exhibition at University of Lagos 1997 Distinguished Stewardship Award - Society of Nigerian Artists, Lagos Chapter 2015 Distinguished Service Award - Society of Nigerian Artists, Lagos Chapter 2017 Metal Sculpture Art Award - Hungarian Trade and Cultural Centre Exhibition, Budapest 2019.

The Legend (Prof. Grillo) (2018)

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