(6A)Piggly Wigglies,Pen and ink on paper,1965,24x17cm

(6A)Piggly Wigglies,Pen and ink on paper,1965,24x17cm

(6C)Piggly Wigglies,Pen and ink on paper,1965,24x17cm

(6C)Piggly Wigglies,Pen and ink on paper,1965,24x17cm

(6D)Piggly Wigglies,Pen and ink on paper,1965,24x17cm

(6D)Piggly Wigglies,Pen and ink on paper,1965,24x17cm

(6B)Piggly Wigglies,Pen and ink on paper,1965,24x17cm

(6B)Piggly Wigglies,Pen and ink on paper,1965,24x17cm

(6E)Piggly Wigglies,Pen and ink on paper,1965,24x17cm

(6E)Piggly Wigglies,Pen and ink on paper,1965,24x17cm

(7A)Piggly Wigglies,Pen and ink on paper,1965,35.5x28cm

(7A)Piggly Wigglies,Pen and ink on paper,1965,35.5x28cm

(7B)Piggly Wigglies,Pen and ink on paper,1965,35.5x28cm

(7B)Piggly Wigglies,Pen and ink on paper,1965,35.5x28cm

(7D)Piggly Wigglies,Pen and ink on paper,1965,35.5x28cm

(7D)Piggly Wigglies,Pen and ink on paper,1965,35.5x28cm

(51)Collage Braque 1912,Watercolour on paper,1965,28x22cm

(51)Collage Braque 1912,Watercolour on paper,1965,28x22cm

(50)Braque 1910,Watercolour on paper,1965,28x22cm-1

(50)Braque 1910,Watercolour on paper,1965,28x22cm-1

(52)Synthethic Picasso 1921,Watercolour on paper,1965,28x22cm

(52)Synthethic Picasso 1921,Watercolour on paper,1965,28x22cm

(17)Untitled,Pen and ink on paper,1964,20x15.3cm

(17)Untitled,Pen and ink on paper,1964,20x15.3cm

(21)Untitled landscape, pen and ink on paper,1964,25.2x34cm

(21)Untitled landscape, pen and ink on paper,1964,25.2x34cm

(19)Untitled, Uli Style-Cactus Influence,1968,35.5x28cm-1

(19)Untitled, Uli Style-Cactus Influence,1968,35.5x28cm-1

(8)Mother & Child,Pen and ink on paper,1965,17x25.2cm

(8)Mother & Child,Pen and ink on paper,1965,17x25.2cm

(12A)Mother & Child,Silk Screen,1961,28x19.3cm

(12A)Mother & Child,Silk Screen,1961,28x19.3cm

(15A)Sketch Sadonic,Pen and ink on paper,1964,32.5x20cm

(15A)Sketch Sadonic,Pen and ink on paper,1964,32.5x20cm

(13)Ibo Dancers,Pencil on paper,1965,35.5x27cm

(13)Ibo Dancers,Pencil on paper,1965,35.5x27cm

(57)Untitled female figure nude,Pencil on paper,1974,60x45cm-1

(57)Untitled female figure nude,Pencil on paper,1974,60x45cm-1

(78)Untitled, full female figure nude,Oil colour pastel on white paper,1967-1968,61x46cm-1

(78)Untitled, full female figure nude,Oil colour pastel on white paper,1967-1968,61x46cm-1

(76)Untitled,full male figure,oil pastel on coloured paper,1995,45x60cm-1

(76)Untitled,full male figure,oil pastel on coloured paper,1995,45x60cm-1

(79)Untitled, full male figure (Akimbo),Oil colour pastel on white paper,1995,60x45cm-1

(79)Untitled, full male figure (Akimbo),Oil colour pastel on white paper,1995,60x45cm-1

(56)Untitled, Male figure (back),pencil on white paper,1979,45x60cm

(56)Untitled, Male figure (back),pencil on white paper,1979,45x60cm

(59)Untitled male form front,Pencil on paper,1979,45x60cm-1

(59)Untitled male form front,Pencil on paper,1979,45x60cm-1

(67)Untitled Human Form,Oil Pastel on dark brown paper,1974,60x55.5cm-1

(67)Untitled Human Form,Oil Pastel on dark brown paper,1974,60x55.5cm-1

(70)Untitled,full male figure,oil pastel on coloured paper,1964,63.5x48.5cm-1

(70)Untitled,full male figure,oil pastel on coloured paper,1964,63.5x48.5cm-1

(71)Untitled, full male figure,Black and red crayon strokes on white paper,1967,48.5x64cm-1

(71)Untitled, full male figure,Black and red crayon strokes on white paper,1967,48.5x64cm-1

(40)Fallen From Grace,Pen and ink on paper,1972-1976,93x96cm (1)

(40)Fallen From Grace,Pen and ink on paper,1972-1976,93x96cm (1)

(27)Fallen From Grace,Watercolour on canvas,1972-1976,93.5x93.5cm (1)

(27)Fallen From Grace,Watercolour on canvas,1972-1976,93.5x93.5cm (1)

(53)Iba (seat of family head & gathering place of family)Diptych ,Charcoal on Paper,1967,123 x 96.5cm each-1

(53)Iba (seat of family head & gathering place of family)Diptych ,Charcoal on Paper,1967,123 x 96.5cm each-1

(38)Tree of life,Silk screen,1964,22.5x15cm

(38)Tree of life,Silk screen,1964,22.5x15cm

(37)Tree of Life main sketch,Pencil on paper,2013,66x40.5cm-1

(37)Tree of Life main sketch,Pencil on paper,2013,66x40.5cm-1

(30)Ikemefuna,Charcoal and conte crayon,2014,102x68cm (1)-1

(30)Ikemefuna,Charcoal and conte crayon,2014,102x68cm (1)-1

(32)Inner Light,Conte crayon on board,2013,123x80.5cm

(32)Inner Light,Conte crayon on board,2013,123x80.5cm

(33)Inner light,Conte crayon on paper,1965,98.5x68cm

(33)Inner light,Conte crayon on paper,1965,98.5x68cm

(60)Untitled,Multicolor Abstraction-Female Form,Oil Pastel on Linen Paper,1973,76 x 56 cm-1

(60)Untitled,Multicolor Abstraction-Female Form,Oil Pastel on Linen Paper,1973,76 x 56 cm-1

(62)Untitled Multicolor Abstraction-Nude Female,Oil Pastel on Linen Paper,1973,75.5 x 66cm-1

(62)Untitled Multicolor Abstraction-Nude Female,Oil Pastel on Linen Paper,1973,75.5 x 66cm-1

(25)Folklore - Bird and The man,Acrylic on canvas,1968,125x80.5cm

(25)Folklore - Bird and The man,Acrylic on canvas,1968,125x80.5cm

(61)Untitled,Multicolor Abstraction-Female Form,Oil Pastel on Linen Paper,1975,76 x 56 cm-1

(61)Untitled,Multicolor Abstraction-Female Form,Oil Pastel on Linen Paper,1975,76 x 56 cm-1

(26)The Bathers,Conte crayon,1965,123.5x59.5cm

(26)The Bathers,Conte crayon,1965,123.5x59.5cm

(83A)The Colored Musuem,Theatre poster, drawing,1998,43x28cm

(83A)The Colored Musuem,Theatre poster, drawing,1998,43x28cm

(46B)The Lion and Jewel,Theatre poster, drawing,1990,56x40.5cm

(46B)The Lion and Jewel,Theatre poster, drawing,1990,56x40.5cm

(81)A Raisin in the sun,Theatre poster, drawing,1985,43.5x56cm

(81)A Raisin in the sun,Theatre poster, drawing,1985,43.5x56cm

  • Inner Light
  • Oseloka Osadebe

  • October 20 - December 7, 2018

  • The National Museum


  • Inner Light is a retrospective exhibition of rare works by Prof Oseoloka Osadebe, a member of the famous Zaria Art Society, popularly called the Zaria Rebels, who are the founding fathers of contemporary art in Nigeria.

    It is Oseloka Osadebe’s first retrospective exhibition of eighty-five paintings, sketches, drawings, posters, and one sculpture, a remarkable collection of works spanning over fifty years of artistic practice. Osadebe left Nigeria in the early 1960’s, and is the last rebel to come home, sharing works created over a lifetime of experimental practice.

    The exhibition traces his artistic journey from growing up in the bustling city of Onitsha, Eastern Nigeria, in the 1930s and 1940s, to studying in Zaria, Northern Nigeria from 1958 to 1962 alongside other greats like Uche Okeke, Demas Nwoko, Yusuf Grillo, and Bruce Onobrakpeya, to eventually leaving Nigeria on a scholarship to pursue graduate studies in the United States followed by years teaching in America as a professor of theatre.

    Osadebe’s eclectic body of work range from abstraction to realism, exploring broad themes of culture, self-actualization, spirituality and identity. His years of teaching theatre lend a unique perspective to his works.