all photos by Chike Aniakor, except where otherwise noted

Chike C. Aniakor (b. 1934) is one of the greatest artists and scholars to emerge from the Art Department of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka otherwise known as the Nsukka School. Educated at the Nigerian College of Arts, Science, and Technology (NCAST) later named Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1960-1964 and at Indiana State University from 1973 to 1978, Aniakor sojourned in the United States as an art historian and artist in different institutions, including Southern University in New Orleans, where he taught art from 1979 to 1980; at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a research associate and a student of Roy Sieber in 1984; and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, where he served as a senior fellow from 1994 to 1995. His eventual return to the University of Nigeria at various periods in the 1970s,...

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