Friday, February 23, 2007


Beautiful Man


I.N with Senghor

The Sacrifice

The Cry


The little Fisherman

Jazz in Manhattan

How can I explain that being from Senegal ,I have never heard of Iba Ndiaye or if I did I don't recall much about him.

He's 1 of the father of painting of Senegal, he was born and raised in St Louis Senegal, that's where as a teenager he started her career as a painter , using his gift of brush and colors for the posters of the movie theater in his hometown.

While in France, years later he set up to study at l'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris where he developed a love for jazz music while being a frequent presence at jazz clubs.

After the Independence of Senegal , at the request of President Senghor he returned home, to open the first ever school of the Beaux Arts in Dakar (waouh what an honor and an accomplishment)

He hated the movement of conformism in his industry which prompted to leave Dakar toward Europe where he felt free to express his art without compromising.

Mr Ndiaye all throughout his career was respected internationally, mostly in Germany where he was given the honor of being the suject of an exposition which travelled from Germany to to Holland and Finland.

There's so much more to know about Iba Ndiaye who's now 79 , here's his webbie if you are interested:

Djaa our Fathers were so Talented:)
Eyee Wayeee:)

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