How Teaching of Art Started in Nigeria

The official teaching of Art in Nigeria schools was made possible by one of the pionneers of Art in Nigeria in person of Late Aina Onabolu.

He was the first Nigerian to be trained as an artist in Nigeria as far back as 1890. 
He later went to Britain to further his studies 

Aina Onabolu was a pioneering Nigerian modern arts teacher and painter who was an important figure in the introduction of arts into the curriculum of secondary schools in the country. He promoted the drawing of environmental forms in a verisimilitudinous style and was known for his early modern work in portraiture

Other pioneers that made teaching of Art possible in Nigerian schools are 

a)  Late Kenneth C. Murray 

b) Late Ben Enwonwu 

c) Uthman Ibrahim 

d) Christopher C. Ibeto 

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