Henry Tayali

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Birthday
22, 1943
Birthplace
Zambia
Death Date
Jul 22, 1987 (43)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
22, 1943
Birthplace
Zambia
Death Date
Jul 22, 1987 (43)

About

Zambian fine artist, sculptor, and printmaker whose best-known works included "Mother Afrika" and "The Beggar." He was possibly the most famous painter to hail from Zambia.

Before Fame

He received a German Academic Exchange Service scholarship to study at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

Trivia

He worked tirelessly to promote indigenous African art and crafts in Zambia.

Family Life

He was born into the British Colony of Northern Rhodesia, which was a stone's throw from the historic Nsalu rock and cave paintings. He married Regina Mary Birungi Kivubiro in 1971.

Associated With

He was influenced by Michelangelo.