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ID: 500034780
 
Record Type: Person
Anatsui, El (Ghanaian painter, sculptor, and mixed-media artist, born 1944)

Note: Anatsui is known for designs cut into wooden surfaces and fabricated freestanding wood pieces and installations. His themes include destruction and reconstitution of materials as metaphors for life and changes in Africa. African artist born in Ghana; teaches sculpture in Nigeria.

Names:
Anatsui, El (preferred,V,index,LC)
El Anatsui (V,display)
Anatsui, Emmanuel Kwami (V)
Anatsui El Dela (V)
Anatsui, Kwami (V)

Nationalities:
Ghanaian (preferred)
Nigerian
African

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
sculptor
mixed-media artist
carver
woodcarver

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Ghana (Africa) (nation)

Events:
residence:   from 1975  Nigeria (Africa) (nation)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
member of ....  Aka Circle of Exhibiting Artists  
................  (Nigerian artists' collective, formed 1985) [500356152]
teacher of ....  Okore, Nnenna  
..................  (Nigerian textile artist, born 1975) [500356096]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Anatsui, El (I)

Biographies:
(Ghanaian painter, sculptor, and mixed-media artist, born 1944) ..... [VP Preferred]
(African artist) ..... [AVERY]
(African artist) ..... [AVERY]
(African artist, born 1944) ..... [AVERY]
( sculptor, born 1944) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(artist 1944-) ..... [GRL]

Sources and Contributors:
Anatsui, El ........ [AVERY Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRL Preferred, VP Preferred]
........................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon / Artists of the World (2009-) accessed 15 December 2013
........................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
........................  Enwezor and Okeke-Agulu, Contemporary African Art since 1980 (2009) 216
........................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n91104498; accessed 15 December 2013
........................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 91104498
........................  Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2003-) accessed 23 January 2014
........................  National Diet Library [online] (2012-) accessed 15 December 2013
........................  National Museum of African Art, The Poetics of Line (1997) 10 ff.
........................  Witt Library, Authority files
Anatsui El Dela ........ [VP]
...............................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon / Artists of the World (2009-) accessed 15 December 2013
Anatsui, Emmanuel Kwami ........ [AVERY, GRL, VP]
...............................................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon / Artists of the World (2009-) accessed 15 December 2013
...............................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
...............................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
...............................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n91104498; accessed 15 December 2013
Anatsui, Kwami ........ [VP]
..............................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon / Artists of the World (2009-) accessed 15 December 2013
El Anatsui ........ [AVERY, CL-Courtauld, GRL, VP]
......................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon / Artists of the World (2009-) accessed 15 December 2013
......................  Art in Action: Nature, Creativity, and Our Collective Future (2007) 102
......................  Artnet [online] (2003-)
......................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
......................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
......................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n91104498; accessed 15 December 2013

Subject: ........ [AVERY, CL-Courtauld, GRL, VP]
....................  Art in Action: Nature, Creativity, and Our Collective Future (2007) 102
....................  Artnet [online] (2003-) accessed 21 February 2008
....................  Contemporary African Artists (1990)
....................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.] 152
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 91104498
....................  Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2003-) accessed 23 January 2014
....................  National Museum of African Art, The Poetics of Line (1997) 10 ff.
....................  Personal Communication e-mail from National Museum of African Art, Mar. 23, 1998
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.] 152
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