Frank McEwen bequest to British Museum now online

2nd December 2017

Images of the sculptures bequested by Frank McEwen, OBE, to the British Museum are now online.

The collection includes early works by some of the most significant artists in the Shona sculpture art movement, and we’re sure our collectors will find them fascinating.

Frank McEwen, OBE was the influential first curator of the National Gallery in Salisbury, Rhodesia (1957-1973). He encouraged local artists and brought their work to a worldwide audience, with ground-breaking exhibitions at Musée Rodin and the ICA amongst others. He retired in 1973, due to ill-health caused by continued resistance to his work from his white peers.

Artists included within McEwen’s collection include Sylvester Mubayi, John Takawira, Locardia Ndandarika, Henry Munyaradzi and Bernard Matemera.

African art 'Nyebe' (Going Home)circular painting by artist Njogu Touray from The Gambia
portrait photo of njogu touray

Njogu Touray

Painter

Njogu Touray is one of The Gambia’s best-known artists. His work has been shown in joint and solo exhibitions in The Gambia, Senegal, Europe and the USA since the late 1980s.

See artist's work