African Art and Artifacts

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Muluken Tekle
  Muluken Tekle was born in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia on September 23, 1986, to an art-loving family. Through family encouragement, Tekle began painting at an early age. After graduating from high school, Tekle attended Marshal's Art School. He later attended the School of Fine Arts and Design at the esteemed Addis Ababa University. He extends much of his appreciation to his family and the community who have supported his life in art.

 

Untitled 1
Oil on Canvas

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Ayele Assefa W / Amanuel
  Ayele Assefa W / Amanuel was born in 1962 in Addis Abeba, Ethiopa. He attend Medhanialem Primary School and got his degree in 1978. Ayele got his first diploma from the School of Fine Arts and Design at Addis Abeba University in 1980. He attended Kiev State Institute of Arts in the former USSR got his Masters in Fine Arts. Through out his career, his arts were shown in different venues around the world such as Kiev State Institute of Arts USSR, Addis Abeba Hilton, Alliance Ethio-Francaise Group, St George Interior Decoration Art Gallery, Russian Center for Science and Art Gallery-Group and Ethiopian National Museum. Currently, Ayele resides in his birth place in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

 

Bete Mariam
Oil on Canvas

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Teklemariam Zewde
  Teklemariam Zewde. More details coming soon.

 

Fetil
Acrylic on Canvas

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Seyoum Ayalew
  Seyoum Ayalew. More details coming soon.

 

Tselot
Oil on Canvas.

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Yosef Berta
  Yosef Berta was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts and Design at Addis Ababa University in 2001. During his brief stay in Ethiopia after his graduation, Yosef had both group and individual exhibitions at the Alliance Ethio-Francaise, the Goethe Institute and Italian Cultural Institute in addition to regular art endeavorsin Ethiopia, Sweden, and Kenya. Berta moved to the United States in 2003 and participated for one year as an Artist in Residence at GPC. Berta won first prize at the annual art show at Georgia Perimeter College for two years in a row. Currently, the artist resides in the United States developing his creativity in Point Studio which he founded with his friends in the United States.

 

Banana
Oil on Canvas.

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Tesfaye Negusse
  Tesafye Negusse Born in Wonji ( City near Addis) in 1974, Tesfaye grew attending his elementary and higher education as an ordinary kid. But his talent to art was starting to reflect on the sketches he used to do back then. After graduating from high school in 1991, Tesfaye decided to move to Addis Ababa to join art school. In 1995 he joined Addis Ababa University School of Fine Arts and got his diploma in 1998. Employed for Bole Printing Enterprise from 1998 till 2004 he gained vast amount of experience. He currently lives in Atlanta, GA, working on his Paintings.

 

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Eskinder Seyoum
  Eskinder Seyoum was born in the Wolo region rich in ancient history and diverse blend of people and cultures. At early age he developed his talent by drawing at school yard using charcoal from his mother’s kithen. was accepted to Addis Abeba University, one of the twenty candidates out of seven hundred .That’s where he learned to develop his own style of painting. His unique style of realism and semi abstraction, makes his art distinguished from others. His arts were featured in several international venues such as Hilton Exhibition in Addis Abeba, the UNDP art show, Alliance Ethio-Franceise, the Addis Abeba University, and Addis Ababa Municipial art shows and many more.

 

Golden Night
Oil on Canvas.

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Abraham G.Egziaber
  Abraham G. Egziaber was born from an Ethiopian father who was an art instructor at a middle school combined with family history of an artist grandfather who was Meneliks’s court artist, according to Wikipedia’s article on the family, the first foriegn trained artist. Abraham got his first exposure when he presented his first Solo Exibition of drawings at The Goethe Institute, Nairobi, Kenya on Dec, 1977 and a subsequent show at Nyalia Beach Hotel, Mombassa, Kenya a month later. The succes of the Exhibition helped Abraham to come to United States and study architecture at The Unversity of Washingtion, Seattle. One of his art work titled “Water Carries” was purchased during Seattle Urban League and is being displayed proudly at the Urban League Office. After School he went to self imposed exile from his art work while working in the construction industry. After having a back surgery in 2001, he started painting again.

 

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Yacob Bezuneh
  Yacob Bezuneh. More details to come.

 

Working Women
Oil on Canvas

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Aklilu Temesgen
  Aklilu Temesgen. More details coming soon.

 

Bar Scene (Sold)
Oil on Canvas.

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Adey Gulilat
  Adey Gulilat was born and raised in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. In 1973 she moved to Kenya where she fell in love not only with the land but also with the people, all the tribes and cultures reflected therein. In all aspects, it was the “Celebration f Life” character of Africa which inspired her to reach out the women she came in contact with, both native and foreign. She runs Adey Fashion and Design School, which she enabled to enroll women and earn a certification in Fashion. Adey's Fashion Design School caught the attention not only of the local women but also the wives of dignitaries, expatriates and those stationed in Kenya as Diplomats. It is this background that is the canvas for her art today. Adey’s goal has >always been to bring her appreciation of the arts which reflect the African people, their culture and beauty to allow the world to see all that Africa holds if only through art.

 

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