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Abstract Lamidi Olonade Fakeye was born in Nigeria in 1928. He was born into a family of wood-carvers and was a fifth-generation carver. His father and older brother taught him to carve. He left home for his education and at the age of twenty met Father Kevin Carroll, who hired him as a carver. Later he was apprenticed to a famous woodcarver, George Arowoogun. Fakeye became a teacher and independent artist, having several apprentices of his own. In 1960, his work became known in America. In...
Dates: 1995 - 2009