Cheri Samba

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Birthday
30, 1956
Birthplace
DR Congo
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
30, 1956 (age 61)
Birthplace
DR Congo

About

Painter who became one of the most famous African artists of his generation. He was featured in "Kin Kiesse," the documentary film from 1982.

Before Fame

He worked as a sign painter at age sixteen. In 1975, he opened his own art studio. He rose to international prominence following his 1989 Paris exhibition "Les Magiciens de la Terre."

Trivia

His work was housed in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and The Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC) of Jean Pigozzi.

Family Life

He was the oldest son of ten children born to a blacksmith father and a farmer mother.

Associated With

He and Pablo Picasso were both famous painters.