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Arthur Kobina Bucknor

Born, 1925 in Gold Coast (Ghana). Died, 1975


From the catalogue Commonwealth Artists of Fame 1952 - 1977 (Commonwealth Art Gallery, London, 1 June - 3 July 1977):

“Born in Gold Coast (Ghana); he became known as Kobina Bucknor. Educated at St Augustine’s College, Cape Coast and University College of the Gold Coast where he took a B.SC (Honours) in Zoology. In 1965 he was awarded a doctorate at Cornell University. After teaching he joined the staff of the Ghana Academy of Sciences and then returned to Cornell University; he went back to Ghana to work with the Animal Research Institute of which he was Director when he died.

Although Kobina Bucknor was a notable animal scientist he will be remembered for his painting to which he devoted many hours, especially from 1966 when he held his first one-man exhibition in Accra, until his death at which time he was preparing work for a showing in West Germany. His art was inspired by traditional African sculpture. He was Chairman of the Arts Council of Ghana and carried out a number of official commissions.”


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