Uche Okeke


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