Segun Adeku Biography

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Segun Adeku was born in Jan,1949, in Majapa Village, Osun State to a family from Ayetoro, Ogun state, Nigeria. He lives and works at Ile-Ife. He has held over 17 solo exhibitions in Nigeria, Europe and America. His works can be found in galleries, museums and auction houses across Africa, Europe and America. He is one of the foremost etching printmakers in Nigeria, amongst the likes of Bruce Onabrakpeya, David Dale & Thomas kwaye. His works are famous for onaism, signature smiles and little people. His career has traveled him widely.

Segun Adeku is a world class artist who seems to have lost touch with the world as postal age disappeared for internet hostile takeover, but not his art. His loyalty has been to his first true love, etching & painting since 1972.

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"Considering the consistency of his works. Practicing one technique for over 48 years affords the privilege of keen mastery. It was a surprise when I google up my dad to find several mentions of him. Art blogs, auction sites, Pinterest, journals. They had his name and his old works...very old works. Yet they had something to say about him. Something he hasn't read. Wheeew, dad is famous. Eeeermmh, but that was almost 3 decades ago" Gbenga said.

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