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Atta Kwami

Biography (b. 1956 Accra, Ghana)

Atta Kwami is a painter – printmaker. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Cambridge / Africa Collaborative Research Programme, Art and Museums in Africa and Visiting Scholar, Wolfson College (2012 / 2013). He trained and taught at the Department of Painting and Sculpture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and in the UK. As a Senior Lecturer at the KNUST, he taught painting and printmaking from 1986 to 2006. His work appears in major collections including the National Museums of Ghana and Museum of Contemporary Art, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; the V&A Museum, London; Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Newark Museum, USA; The Chazen Museum, University of Wisconsin-Madison; University of Michigan Museum of Art; Liverpool World Museum; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove and The British Museum. He is the author of Kumasi Realism, 1951-2007: An African modernism (HURST Publishers, London, 2013), and other journal papers.

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