Dr. Perrin Lathrop

About Dr. Perrin Lathrop

Perrin Lathrop received her Ph.D. in African Art History from Princeton University. Her research broadly focuses on the development of modernism in Africa, with a special interest in Nigeria. She holds a BA from New York University and an MA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

Uche Okeke, Owls, From the Oja Suite, 1962, ink on paper © The Estate of Uche Okeke (Newark Museum)
Nigerian independence inspired artists to develop a new national and artistic identity based on “natural synthesis.”

Uche Okeke

Okeke learned uli, an Igbo female painting tradition, from his mother, and infused it with a modern sensibility.

Uche Okeke